Emory is currently using MERV 13 High capacity Bag filters on several of the larger lab buildings, including Atwood Chemistry Building. There are 3 advantages to these new filters. Saves fan energy through a lower pressure drop; it’s small at 59234 KW/yr. Saves labor, as they last 1.5 yrs. Reducing about 4 trips by the … Continue Reading →
By: Alicia Wun Intern, Office of Sustainability Initiatives Kennesaw, GA– Undergraduate and graduate students from across five Atlanta universities convened Saturday, November 10, for the quarterly meeting of the Regional Center for Expertise (RCE) Youth Network. The RCE Youth Network both supports the operations of RCE Greater Atlanta and pursues independent projects to further sustainable … Continue Reading →
By: Madi Mainman Intern, Office of Sustainability Initiatives The Emory Student Center, opening in May 2019, will be Emory’s most energy efficient building to date, incorporating sustainability features that Ben Perlman, Director of Student Operations and Events, calls “nothing short of revolutionary.” The building’s Energy Use Intensity (EUI), which expresses energy use per square foot of … Continue Reading →
By: Katelyn Boisvert Intern, Office of Sustainability Initiatives With the introduction of Emory’s new Waste Policy in January of this year, Emory Dining plays a very important role in helping the University achieve its goal to divert 95% of all waste from landfills by 2025. Emory Dining has recently implemented a number of waste reduction … Continue Reading →
By: Kryn Dykema Intern, Office of Sustainability Initiatives From creating fun events to motivate students to take MARTA to piloting reusable metal needles in a Chemistry lab, projects funded by the latest round of grants from Emory’s Office of Sustainability Initiatives (OSI) support research, campus-based projects, and the development of new rituals to promote sustainability and social … Continue Reading →
By: Claire Dakhlia Intern, Office of Sustainability Initiatives As volunteers harvested greens, herbs and eggplant at a workday at the Cox Hall Educational Garden, a young boy and his dad walking by stopped to take a look at the garden. Within seconds, frequent volunteer Jamie Nadler (19C) invited them to tour the garden and gave the … Continue Reading →
By: Nathan Lindsey Intern, Office of Sustainability Initiatives Earlier this year, the United Nations designated Greater Atlanta as a Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) for Education on Sustainable Development, making it the 6th RCE in the U.S. and the 166th in the world. The Greater Atlanta RCE is a diverse network of local stakeholders committed to advancing … Continue Reading →
Throughout November, Emory buildings will compete to increase landfill waste diversion weights during this November compared to the previous November. Occupants of the winning building will receive $3,000 to spend on an innovative project aimed at increasing landfill diversion in the building.