Aug. 27, 2009
LEED Certified Buildings Under Construction
During the 2009–10 academic year, three major campus construction projects continue at Emory including campus housing, research space, faculty offices, the undergraduate admissions function and campus bookstore services.
Each of the buildings is being designed and constructed to receive LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Emory is a national leader in certified green building space by square footage and is expected to cross the threshold of 2 million certified square feet of LEED construction during the 2009–10 academic year.
Oxford Road Building
Campus impact: This 55,000-square-foot project located behind the B. Jones Building will house undergraduate admissions (enabling a significantly improved career center to relocate within B. Jones). It will also consolidate three campus bookstores into a single location within a Barnes & Noble Collegiate Superstore. Starbucks will open a coffee shop on site with outdoor café seating on Oxford Road. This project includes a visitor parking deck partially concealed from view by a vine-covered “living wall” that will cover exposed sides of the parking structure.
Completion date: April 2010 with bookstore services opening next summer.
LEED fact: The project is expected to achieve LEED ‘Silver’ due in part to its large green roof over the parking deck.
Claudia Nance Rollins Building
Campus impact: This expansion of the Rollins School of Public Health is located at the corner of Clifton and Houston Mill roads behind the School of Nursing and the existing Grace Crum Rollins School of Public Health. The nine-story facility will include 195,000 square feet of new classroom, research and office space.
Completion date: May 2010 with renovations in the existing School of Public Health continuing through next summer.
LEED fact: The public health building will receive LEED points for the use of low volatile organic compound paints, carpets and adhesives that improve indoor environmental quality. This project reflects Emory’s commitment to alternative transportation as no new parking was built for the expansion.
Freshman Residence Hall Four
Campus impact: The new residence hall located across from The Depot is Emory’s fourth new freshman hall in the past two years, and is part of Emory’s freshman housing plan to enrich the first-year experience by grouping freshman residence halls near the core of Emory’s campus and near one another. The new 114,000-square-foot hall will have 351 student beds.
Completion date: April 2010 for occupancy with summer programs and freshman in fall semester 2010.
LEED fact: This project is being built with local granite from Lithonia, which yielded a green LEED point for using construction materials from the Southeast region.