The Goizueta Business School building holds the distinction of being the first academic building in the country to achieve LEED Gold certification of an existing building, as well as LEED Gold certification for our newest addition, built in 2005.
Emory dedicates more than half of the campus as protected green space, employs green construction, pursues local and sustainably grown food to serve on campus and fosters alternative transportation methods including the private shuttle system Cliff and Bike Emory.
Emory, the Clifton Community Partnership and the Boston-based urban design firm, Goody Clancy, were honored in 2010 by the Congress for New Urbanism for urban design guidelines in public spaces.
Emory has a well-established program of green building. The university has one of the largest inventories by square footage of LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) construction among campuses nationwide.
Emory's Clifton Corridor Transportation Management Association, which helps Atlanta employers and commuters find "clean" alternatives to solo commuting, was recognized for its contributions with the Atlanta Business Chronicle's "Environmental Impact Award" in 2009.
Emory Recycles received the "Spirit of Green Award" from the Georgia Recycling Coalition in 2009. Emory Recycles provides service for neighbors including The Carter Center, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a number of schools and retirement homes.
The Georgia Conservancy recognized Emory's dedication to the cause of preserving and protecting Georgia's environment with its "2008 Distinguished Conservationist of the Year."