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Thirteenth university building receives LEED certification

March 23, 2010
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ATLANTAEmory University''s Emory Conference Center Hotel (ECCH) recently received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification at the Silver level from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), according to the Emory Wheel.
According to the story, The ECCH certification brings the total number of LEED-certified buildings on the Emory University campus to 13.
Sustainable aspects of the five-story building include the recycling and reuse of building materials, water and energy efficiency and access to alternative transportation, the story stated.
General Manager of the ECCH Kathryn Johnson said: "There was so much thought put into it. I give accolades to the university and the trustees for having the vision that all new constructions will be LEED-certified. It definitely helps us get business because there are other folks out there that are passionate about their business, and they want to know what is different about us."
The Atlanta Business Chronicle recently recognized Emory University''s sustainability efforts during their awards ceremony for "Deals of the Decade" where Emory won in the "Design" category for its green building program, the story noted.
All future Emory University buildings will be LEED-certified at the Silver level as a minimum, the story added.
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