The Museum of Modern Art is committed to being a leader in sustainability and the intelligent use of resources.
Sustainability and environmental design were priorities when conceptualizing the 2019 building expansion, which earned a LEED Platinum certification–the highest level of green building certification as designated by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). MoMA is now the only major art museum in the U.S. to earn this certification.
Building from this LEED Platinum certification, and under the guidance of a Sustainability Task Force, MoMA also set ambitious sustainability goals for reducing energy use and carbon emissions by at least 30% by 2024, in alignment with New York City’s Local Law 97, and reducing materials and waste by 50% by 2025. Colleagues around the Museum have also been working towards increasing sustainability in their everyday workflows and strategic planning.
The Museum also continues to explore sustainability and climate change issues with artists and audiences through exhibitions and programs like Neri Oxman: Material Ecology, Broken Nature, Automania, Neelon Crawford: Filmmaker, and Reuse, Renew, Recycle: Recent Architecture from China.