Emory Freshman Hall
Following the successful completion of two previous Emory projects, Emory University again called on Carter to program manage the design and construction of a new freshman housing facility on its main campus in Atlanta. In addition to typical residence hall features such as double rooms, communal lounges and study spaces, the residence hall also has wireless internet, a media den and an elevated outdoor green space above the adjacent parking deck.
Emory’s comprehensive green-building program reflects the university’s commitment to an environmentally sustainable campus. In keeping with this commitment, the 351-bed, five-story building is seeking LEED Silver certification. Sustainable features of the new residence hall include roof stormwater collection and re-use as nonpotable toilet water; solar panels powering water cistern pumps; regionally produced construction materials; an air conditioning system with an energy-recovery feature and outside air economizer; energy monitors; and individual climate and lighting controls in each room.
The new residence hall has low-flow showerheads and faucets, sinks with automatic shut-off sensors, and dual-flush toilets designed to minimize water usage. The project completed on time and within budget.