Green Buzz

New Faculty Fellows to Advise on Sustainability

A new group of Georgia Tech faculty has been tapped to serve as strategic advisors for the direction of sustainability research at Georgia Tech.

College of Architecture wins Georgia Conservancy Distinguished Conservationist Award

To commemorate a collaboration that spans nearly 20 years and has included more than 300 Georgia Tech students and professors, the Georgia Conservancy will award the College of Architecture with the 2015 Distinguished Conservationist award.

Dean French will accept the award on behalf of the college at the ecoBenefete on September 25.

Moreno-Cruz Awarded $300,000 NSF Grant

The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year $300,000 grant for research in environmental sustainablility. The effort is led by School of Economics Assistant Professor Juan Moreno-Cruz with John Crittenden, Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems Director, serving as Co-PI.

Cycle Atlanta Wins Research of the Year Award from Young Professionals in Transportation

A smartphone app and related study for Atlanta bicyclists has won the first-ever Excellence in Innovation / Research of the Year Award from the Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) organization.

High-Speed Rail in Georgia? Watkins Helps Outline the Issues on GPB Radio

Plans to connect Atlanta to Chattanooga or Savannah or Charlotte via high-speed trains have been discussed for years, but no tangible progress has been made on any of those linkages.

Chattanooga’s mayor said recently the proposed line to his city likely won’t get the funding it needs from the federal government and is probably dead.

Georgia Tech and Sandia Form Research Partnership

Georgia Tech and Sandia sign a five-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) that formally establishes a strategic collaboration between the university and the Department of Energy’s National Security Lab. The partnership aligns the two institutions’ shared goal of solving science and technology challenges of national importance.

Community-Minded Educators Convene at Piedmont Project

Georgia Tech recently chose to make creating sustainable communities a pillar of its undergraduate curriculum through the new Serve•Learn•Sustain initiative, but it’s not the only university in the city working to expand this aspect of undergraduate learning. 

Georgia Tech Faculty Awarded NSF Grant to Study Study Regional Industry, Economic Resilience and Energy Consumption

The National Science Foundation recently awarded a Georgia Tech team led by School of Economics Assistant Professor Juan Moreno-Cruz and BBISS Director John Crittenden a three year, $300,000-grant to understand how regional economic activities and energy

Tech’s Campus Gets ‘Smart’

Georgia Tech’s campus is home to many research laboratories, but how often is Tech itself the subject?

The Smart Energy Campus Program uses Georgia Tech as a living laboratory and collects data from energy utility systems all over campus. Through collaboration among multiple campus departments, insights from this project will directly impact energy planning and consumption on campus in many ways, with the hope of making Tech’s energy utility systems more efficient.

Sino-U.S. Eco Urban Lab organizes the 2015 International Symposium on Eco Urban Design in Shanghai

The Sino-U.S. Eco Urban Lab, a joint laboratory of Georgia Tech and Tongji University, is organizing the 2015 International Symposium on Eco Urban Design. The Symposium will take place in Shanghai on June 5-6, 2015. Georgia Tech faculty members Alan Balfour, John Crittenden, Catherine Ross, Ellen Dunham-Jones, Subhro Guhathakurta, and Perry Yang will participate. They hope to initiate dialogue on the future research of ecological urban systems in the context of China’s rapid urbanization and its potential global impact.