Markim Hall, home of the Institute for Global Citizenship, is Macalester’s first LEED Platinum Certified building and one of the first campus buildings in the nation to earn the U.S Green Building Council’s highest level certification for energy efficiency and environmental design. The building’s design and construction support the IGC’s mission and reflect the college’s deep commitment to sustainable practices and responsible citizenship.
- Building statistics: electric, CO2, water, and total energy
- Editorial: Macalester shows how to LEED - StarTribune.com
- Macalester building receives highest LEED rating - MPR.org
- First Green Building for Macalester College Opens to be The New Home for the Institute for Global Citizenship - azocleantech.com
Markim Hall uses 80% less energy than a typical campus building in Minnesota.
First higher-ed building in the state to receive LEED-platinum certification
Reduced water consumption by 45%
Markim Hall’s roof reflects 76% of the sun; 24.6% of electricity used by artificial lighting