New Environment and Energy Building named for supporters Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki
Eco-friendly and efficient, the Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building is setting the standard for 21st-century buildings at Stanford. Jeffrey Koseff, co-director of the Woods Institute for the Environment, gives a tour of the structure at the corner of Via Ortega and Panama Street. Koseff says the new building, which is named for the alumni couple who donated $50 million for its construction, will reduce the carbon footprint, use 50 percent less energy and 90 percent less water than a traditional building of comparable scale. It is scheduled to open Nov. 15.