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A Mennonite Campus Delicious Enough To Eat

The fruit trees aren’t budding on the hill and the bees aren’t buzzing around their hives as Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) settles into winter 2013 in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. But EMU has tilled its soil for a flourishing “edible campus” in the spring. Springtime visitors can expect to stroll by asparagus hedges on their way to the tennis courts. They’ll c ...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

Progress Report on ‘Green’ Residence Hall

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New, LEED-Certified Residence Hall Underway

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Green Design: A Class With Real-Life Applications

‘Refreshing!’ is how first-year student Emma Stahl-Wert described Green Design 352. ‘It’s a great example of EMU preparing students to ‘do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God,” she said. Read more… ...More