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November 6, 2015
Source: Kelly O’Day Weisinger, Program Coordinator, Emory Office of Sustainability Initiatives

Emory University Hospital Expansion Sustainability Update

Slated to open spring of 2017, the new Emory University Hospital bed tower on Clifton Road is incorporating sustainability into its planning, design, and construction. Some sustainability highlights of the expansion include:
• Dirt and filling material from the site excavation were donated to help construct a soccer field at the Fugees Academy in Clarkston, Ga., the nation’s only school dedicated to refugee education
• Construction vehicle and air quality monitoring ensure that construction vehicles have the most advanced pollutant filters available, and that all dirt moving activities include daily dust control methods to protect workers, visitors, and patients in the surrounding area
• The building will consume approximately 20% less energy than a typical hospital
• Each year, condensate recovery will help save 2.5 million gallons of water
• Water-efficient fixtures will use a minimum of 30% less water than a typical hospital
• Since construction began in 2012, more than 1,075 tons of waste has been diverted from landfills and 99% of waste from the expansion site has been recycled

For more information on the project and featured sustainability stories, visit http://www.emoryhealthcare.org.


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