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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: 2018

International District Energy Association (IDEA)2018 IDEA Innovation Award for Emory's WaterHub
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)Emory earns rating for its leadership and innovation in university sustainability
2018 Campus Sustainability Achievement Award for Emory's WaterHub & Student Docents Program
United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)Officially acknowledged the RCE (Regional Centers of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development) of Greater Atlanta led by Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Spelman College
International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL)Recognition for sustainability in laboratory procurement
Atlanta Better Buildings ChallengeMVP Award for making buildings more energy efficient and better places to live and work while creating jobs and building a stronger economy
Top Performers – Emory University Hospital Midtown – Summer Parking Deck (Energy) and T3 Labs (Water)

Recognition: 2017

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

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 

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