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Emory University Hospital Tower awarded LEED Silver

April 18, 2019

The Emory University Hospital Tower has been awarded LEED Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, according to an article on the Emory website.

The 450,000-square-foot Emory University Hospital Tower meets LEED standards for air quality, energy efficiency and for using locally sourced materials. 

Key elements in the design and construction include:

• Low-flow indoor water fixtures reduce water consumption by an estimated 20 percent

• Energy efficient exterior glazing systems allow for daylight to reach core areas throughout the building

• Materials used contain recycled and regionally manufactured content

• Energy efficient features that allow for more than 20% energy savings

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