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Liaison Ciannat Howett
Submission Date July 25, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Emory University
IC-1: Institutional Boundary

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Institution type (Associate, Baccalaureate, Doctorate, or Master's):
Doctorate

Institutional control:
Private non-profit

Which campus features are present and included in the institutional boundary?:
Present? Included?
Agricultural school No No
Medical school Yes Yes
Pharmacy school No No
Public health school Yes Yes
Veterinary school No No
Satellite campus Yes No
Hospital Yes Yes
Farm larger than 5 acres or 2 hectares Yes No
Agricultural experiment station larger than 5 acres or 2 hectares No No

Reason for excluding agricultural school:
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Reason for excluding medical school:
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Reason for excluding pharmacy school:
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Reason for excluding public health school:
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Reason for excluding veterinary school:
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Reason for excluding satellite campus:

Energy and water metering for the satellite campus, Oxford College, are not sophisticated and data are difficult to obtain due to the complicated billing setup between the utility, the city, and the school. Therefore we feel that no data are better than inaccurate data, but will revisit if and when this becomes more accurate.


Reason for excluding hospital:
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Reason for excluding farm:

The Oxford Farm is affiliated with our satellite campus, which we do not include in our boundary for the reasons listed. Additionally, the farm was just established in Spring 2014 and is not fully operational.


Reason for excluding agricultural experiment station:
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Narrative:

We have determined for the purpose of the AASHE STARS program that Emory's main contiguous campus includes the entire main campus. We have made a conscious decision to include our Healthcare facilities on Clifton Road (which consist of Emory University Hospital, Clinics A and B, the Rehabilitation Center, the student clinic, Winship Cancer Institute and the EUH Education Annex). This operational boundary definition is in congruence with Emory's GHG Emissions Inventory, which included the previously mentioned facilities because Healthcare is a large energy consumer and quality data is available for these locations.

Other Emory facilities/locations that are not directly contiguous to the main campus, with the exception of Clairmont campus, are not considered in the calculation. These other excluded facilities include the Briarcliff Campus, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Grady Hospital facilities, the Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital, Yerkes Field Station, Oxford campus and all other outlying Emory owned facilities.


Emory's institutional boundary for the purposes of STARS includes all buildings on our main campus, including Emory University Hospital, all research buildings, and healthcare buildings and clinic spaces. Emory feels that although resource-intensive spaces make our job more challenging, including our healthcare and research facilities in our sustainability goals and in our reporting boundary is the more transparent and accurate choice.

We have determined for the purpose of the AASHE STARS program that Emory's main contiguous campus includes the entire main campus. We have made a conscious decision to include our Healthcare facilities on the Druid Hills campus (which consist of Emory University Hospital, Clinics A and B, the Rehabilitation Center, 1525 Clifton, Winship Cancer Institute and the EUH Education Annex). This operational boundary definition is in congruence with Emory's GHG Emissions Inventory, which included the previously mentioned facilities because Healthcare is a large energy consumer and quality data is available for these locations.

Other Emory facilities/locations that are not directly contiguous to the main campus, with the exception of Clairmont campus, are not considered in the calculation. These other excluded facilities include the Briarcliff Campus, Crawford Long Hospital, Grady Hospital, the Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital, Yerkes Field Station, Wesley Woods, Oxford campus and all other outlying Emory owned facilities.

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