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Centennial Stories: Park Woods Cabin has long offered fellowship, retreat in the midst of nature

Wander into Park Woods just east of the Eastern Mennonite University campus and you’ll come across a rustic cabin in a clearing. If you want to know how that cabin landed there and what university revels took place in the past, read on… But more likely, you know and remember… Built as a gift by the classes of 1946 and 1950, Park Woods Cabin was the central hub of socializati ...More


Not quite the ‘Green Monster’ but close: new irrigation on baseball field improves playing surface, water usage

This fall, the Eastern Mennonite University baseball field should be a little greener — and in more than one sense of the word. A new irrigation system uses sustainable technology to grow and support higher quality playing surfaces. Weaver Irrigation is currently installing a system that will use non-potable sto ...More


Drafty, old, beloved Martin House yields place for future lovely, traffic-smart entrance to EMU

Facebook lit up with nostalgic comments when Eastern Mennonite University posted a photo of Martin House being torn down in August 2013. Hundreds of students had lived there since the 1960s, when EMU purchased the house. “Gasp!” exclaimed one former student. “Noooo,” said ...More


Building Green at EMU

A longstanding focus on sustainability and stewardship enables EMU to use almost half the amount of energy as most other institutions its size. That same focus helped our campus be the first in Virginia to obtain LEED Gold standard on a residence hall. Committed to eco-great buildings With the completion of renovations to ...More


LEED-Certified Dorm Sets College Precedent

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) remains on the forefront of the “green movement” among U.S. universities, with having the first residence hall in Virginia to attain LEED “gold” certification—one of 33 to achieve this coveted certification in the United States. A year ago, EMU gained the largest solar deployment in Virginia, with 328 photovoltaic panels instal ...More

Campus Dorm Renovations Progress

By Kate Elizabeth Queram, Daily News-Record A $6 million residence hall renovation project is under way at Eastern Mennonite University. Environmental upgrades to both Elmwood and Maplewood dorms will moder ...More

Cedarwood residence hall nearing completion

EMU’s new environmentally friendly residence hall Cedarwood is nearing completion. The facility will meet basic LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification standards at a minimum. About 85% of construction waste from the building site is being recycled. Read more… ...More

Progress Report on ‘Green’ Residence Hall

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New, LEED-Certified Residence Hall Underway

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EMU Ranks High in National Recycling Contest

EMU placed ahead of larger universities – like Yale, Portland State University and University of Colorado at Boulder – in a national recycling competition this spring. Read more… ...More