Facilities Creates Energy Conservation Team

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.  

Zelnak Basketball Center Deemed LEED Gold

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.

North Avenue Apartments Dedicated for LEED Gold Distinction

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.