Emory receives prestigious national campus sustainability award

By District Energy posted 10-11-2018 00:00

  

Megan McRainey, Emory Report

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Emory University has received a 2018 Campus Sustainability Achievement Award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

The university was recognized for its innovative teaching and student docent programs related to the WaterHub, which uses engineered processes that emulate natural ecological systems to reclaim wastewater for heating and cooling buildings and flushing toilets.

The WaterHub, which recently celebrated an impressive milestone — recycling 200 million gallons of water — serves as a living laboratory and a platform for hands-on research.

“Emory is honored to be recognized with AASHE’s 2018 Sustainability Achievement Award,” says Ciannat Howett, director of sustainability at Emory. “AASHE is the premier organization for sustainability in higher education, and this award reflects Emory’s national leadership in sustainability innovation, resource conservation and resilience planning.

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