Emory Named Top 'Green School' Among U.S. Universities

Emory University has been named the nation's top "Higher Education Institution" by the U.S. Green Building Council's Center for Green Schools in its annual "Best of Green Schools 2013" report.

The designation recognizes educational institutions and individuals across the country that demonstrate innovative approaches to school sustainability, environmental initiatives and a commitment to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

The "Best of Green Schools" list honors recipients in 10 different categories, recognizing "exemplary leadership from schools, campuses, students and policy makers who are raising the bar when it comes to creating healthy, safe and resource-efficient schools," according to Rachel Gutter, director of the USGBC Center for Green Schools.

In awarding the category of "Higher Education Institution," the USGBC noted Emory's commitment to maintaining "sustainability as one of its top priorities — to help restore the global ecosystem, foster healthy living and reduce the University's impact on the local environment."

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