With a little bit of help from a $6.7 million award from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and a newly formed Energy Conservation Team, Georgia Tech Facilities is taking on the challenge of improving energy efficiency on campus.
The focus of the team, which is lead by Michael Leasure, assistant director of energy conservation, is to ensure that the electrical and mechanical facilities at Tech consume less energy.
The Zelnak Center recently became the Institute’s fourth
building to earn LEED gold certification.
The basketball practice facility, which opened in October
2009, is named for alumnus and donor Steven Zelnak and is used by both the
Georgia Tech men’s and women’s basketball teams. It includes a full-size court,
six baskets, weight room, the Robert A. Anclien Strength & Conditioning
Center and a theater.
Following the North Avenue Apartments (NAA) attaining LEED
Gold status for Existing Buildings (EB) Operations and Maintenance (O&M) in
December, the complex was dedicated this week to note the honor.
Georgia Tech President G. P. “Bud” Peterson and Executive
Director of Housing Mike Black made remarks in front of the apartments
Thursday, Feb. 9.