Emory University Hospital Tower awarded LEED Silver certificationPhoto provided by Emory.
The Emory University Hospital Tower was recently awarded the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification, which is the first Emory Healthcare building and the 34th Emory building to be LEED certified.
“LEED provides the framework to create healthy, highly-efficient and cost-saving green buildings,” a press release from Emory says. “LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of achievement of sustainability”
According to the press release, the hospital is recognized for its sustainability, air quality standards, energy efficiency, and sourcing materials locally.
The Hospital Tower opened to patients in mid-2017 at 1364 Clifton Road, which is located across the road from Emory Hospital.
“Achieving LEED Silver certification is a testament to the hard work and dedication by our planning, design, architectural and construction teams in supporting sustainability,” CEO of Emory University Hospital and Hospital Group President for Emory Healthcare Bryce Gartland said.