Every element of the Knight Management Center reflects our commitment to being a leader in environmental sustainability.
A Recognized Accomplishment
The Knight Management Center has earned the respected LEED® Platinum rating — the highest level of certification offered by the U.S. Green Building Council. This internationally recognized certification acknowledges significant accomplishments in energy efficiency, water conservation, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.
Beginning with Design
The innovation started with the architecture. Planners knew Stanford GSB needed a more versatile facility, one that would adapt easily to inevitable change, and offer the flexibility our collaborative academic style required. Complementing the innovative building design, a full 50% of the site is open space, landscaped with drought-tolerant native plants.
How students, faculty, staff and visitors would access the Knight Center was an important consideration as well. An underground parking facility reduces the “heat island” effect of traditional asphalt parking lots, and carpool and low-emission vehicles receive priority parking. Alternative transportation is highly encouraged, and bike parking is ample.