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Take a Tour of Emory University's Sustainability Initiatives

Additional Information

Note: This map is not intended to depict accessible paths on the Emory University campus. For information regarding accessible paths, please contact Emory’s Office of Disability Services at (404) 727-9877 or TDD: (404) 712-2049.

Other Resources

PEDS (Pedestrian Educating Drivers on Safety) - In addition to promoting pedestrian-friendly travel, PEDS provides non-vehicle travelers with a forum for reporting and obtaining information on broken sidewalks, faded crosswalks, dysfunctional ramps and other pedestrian safety hazards. Cliff Shuttles and MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) – To learn more about the Cliff shuttle and MARTA bus routes, schedules and fares in the Emory community and beyond, visit Atlanta’s two largest busing fleets online.
Emory Zipcar – Emory students, faculty and staff can go online to find additional information on Emory’s Zipcar rates and policies as well as how to sign up for Emory’s Zipcar program. Map My Ride – Map My Ride offers bikers a space for posting their favorite urban or mountain biking paths and corresponding travel information online to share with the rest of Georgia’s bikers.
Scavenger Hunt

Test your knowledge of Emory’s campus with a fun scavenger hunt for some of its most well-known LEED-certified buildings:

Building 1
  • This was the first LEED-Certified building constructed on Emory’s campus and in the Southeast.
  • This building has an innovative energy recovery system made of “enthalpy e wheels on the roof that paid for itself in approximately four years.
  • This building houses the departments of cell biology, human genetics, and physiology.
Building 2
  • These neighboring buildings have one of the highest LEED ratings and are often referred to together.
  • Native Georgian plants help form a rain swale outside these buildings to naturally filter water.
  • This building boasts sustainable features such as recycled carpets, bamboo floors and solar panels used to pump rainwater to the dual flush toilets.
Building 3
  • This was the first LEED-certified building renovation at Emory.
  • This building played a pivotal role in the advancement of race relations on campus as the site of a protest against segregation.
  • This building is named after a president who instituted the nation’s first model intramural program.
Building 4
  • Originally built in 1917, this building was expanded and renovated to achieve a LEED silver certification.
  • This building is part of Emory’s commitment to “higher” education.
  • In the spring, the building’s front lawn hosts Emory’s traditional white coat ceremony.
Building 5
  • This building houses 3 departments: Physics, Computer Science, and Environmental Studies.
  • An experimental green roof has been installed to absorb energy, capture water, and naturally insulate the building.
  • Despite Atlanta light pollution, students can get a great look at the stars with the building’s planetarium.
Answers
  • Building 1 - Whitehead Biomedical Research Building
  • Building 2 - Few and Evans Residence Halls
  • Building 3 - Candler Library
  • Building 4 - School of Medicine
  • Building 5 - Math and Science Center