At NewYork-Presbyterian, we recognize the intrinsic relationship between the health of people and the health of our environment. By adopting sustainable practices in the hospital and community, we aim to create a healthier environment for our patients, our teams, and for the communities we serve.

As an academic medical center, we are committed to continuous improvement. The office of sustainability (NYPgreen) was established to ensure that as the hospital moves forward, we do so responsibly, maintaining our commitment to environmental stewardship.

In order to ensure that its environmental stewardship work is aligned with industry best practices, NYPH is an active member of The Healthcare Anchor Network, Practice Greenhealth, and Vizient’s Environmental Advisory Council.

NYPH also seeks to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental (“LEED”) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (“USGBC”) on new construction projects. The following projects have been recognized with LEED designation:

  • In 2010, the Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center achieved LEED Gold Certification® designation from USGBC.
  • In 2019, the NYP David H. Koch Center became the first project in New York State to achieve LEED Gold Certification® under USGBC’s Healthcare rating system.
  • In 2021, the NYP Cohen Hospital for Women & Newborns received LEED Gold Certification® under USGBC’s Commercial Interiors Rating System.
  • In 2023, the NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Center for Community Health received LEED Silver Certification® under USGBC’s Healthcare rating system.

NewYork-Presbyterian is also a participant of NYC’s Carbon Challenge, an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030.

Click here to read more about NYP's commitment to sustainability.