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Carnival de Resistance brings earth-friendly performances, art, parade to Harrisonburg

Bicycles generated the necessary power, with a gently audible rhythm, for the sound system at gatherings of the recent Carnival de Resistance. Volunteers, including EMU students, took turns pedaling for the electricity. The energetic Carnival troupe began its two-city tour with 10 days in Harrisonburg, camping on ...More

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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

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Cedarwood Dorm Winning Gold with Solar

Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) Cedarwood residence hall is winning gold by going solar. The Plumbing & Mechanical magazine has featured the first LEED certified gold residence hall in the state in its Solar T ...More

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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

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

New Cedarwood Dorm to use solar energy

EMU and Altadena Energy & Solar are cooperating on a solar hot water system for EMU’s new Cedarwood residence hall, scheduled to open in August, 2009. Read more… ...More

New, LEED-Certified Residence Hall Underway

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