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