Advancing Sustainability

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Emory identifies sustainability as a top campus priority, with a vision to help restore the global ecosystem, foster healthy living and reduce the university's environmental impact.

Recognition: 2017

NameAchievement
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HHS Green Champions Award - Environmental Stewardship category
Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC)Division of Animal Resources (DAR) labs commended for waste diversion practices
City of AtlantaAtlanta Better Buildings Challenge Top Performers for Energy and Water Conservation 

Recognition: 2016

NameAchievement
US Water PrizeOne of three winners of the prestigious award by the U.S. Water Alliance for the WaterHub, an on-site water reclamation system
American Council of Engineering Companies of North CarolinaEngineering Excellence Grand Award for the WaterHub
Society for College and University PlanningSCUP Excellence in Landscape Architecture-General Honorable Mention Award for the WaterHub
APPA: Leadership in Educational FacilitiesEffective & Innovative Practices Award for the WaterHub
National Association of College and University Business OfficersInnovation Award for the WaterHub
Environmental Protection AgencyTop ten in EPA Battle of the Buildings Competition
U.S. Water AllianceU.S. Water Prize for the WaterHub
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Top performer in 2016 Sustainable Campus Index
SouthfaceFulcrum Award
Water Environment FederationProject Excellence Award
Atlanta Better Buildings ChallengeOutstanding Achievement Game Changer Award for 52 buildings recognized as top performers for water and energy reduction 

Recognition: 2015

NameAchievement
Water Urban Land Institute VirginiaPresented the 2015 Innovative Deal of the Year Award for the WaterHub
College Values OnlineOxford College Organic Farm was named one of the Top 30 Sustainable College-Run Farms
BestCollegesEmory ranks among the top 10 "greenest universities" in the U.S.
College RapterRanked in the Top 25 Green Colleges with an overall commitment to sustainability. The list was compiled based on: The College Sustainability Report Card, Sierra Club Cool Schools 2014, EPA Top 30 Colleges and Universities, and the AASHE Stars ratings
Princeton ReviewRanked in the Top 50 Green Colleges with an overall commitment to sustainability
Metro Atlanta ChamberE3 Award for "Liquid Assets" for Emory University, WaterHub and WaterHub contractor, Reeves Young
Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) South Atlantic ChapterProject Achievment Award for the WaterHub
Georgia Safety, Health and Environmental Conference and the Georgia Chapter of the American Society of Safety EngineersSuperior Environmental Performance Award
International Green Gown AwardsU.S. finalist in Facilities and Services
WateReuse AssociationInnovative Project of the Year Award for the WaterHub
Chattahoochee RiverkeeperRiver Sustainability Award for the Waterhub
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Runner-Up for Best Case Study from a Four-Year- Institution with more than 10,000 Students 

Recognition: 2014

NameAchievement
Metro Atlanta Chamber of CommercePartnerships with re:loom and the Atlanta Lettuce Project are recognized with the E3 Community Strong Award, honoring collaboration and community involvement in making metro Atlanta more sustainable
City of AtlantaAtlanta Better Buildings Challenge Top Performer recognition for energy conservation 
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher EducationSTARS Gold Rating

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