Georgia Tech continues to receive national attention for its commitment to sustainability, and this week was no different.
The Institute garnered an overall grade of "A-" on the 2011 College Sustainability Report Card, also known as the Green Report Card. The Sustainable Endowments Institute issues the annual report to measure sustainability initiatives at colleges and universities.
Georgia Institute of Technology was honored by the Upper Chattahoochee
Riverkeeper (UCR) at the organization’s 16th Annual Patron Appreciation
Dinner held on Sept. 24. Georgia Tech alumnus Ray Anderson also received UCR’s
River Guardian Award.
Tech received UCR’s first River Sustainability Award for the university’s
significant investment in and leadership on behalf of water and energy
efficiency as exemplified by campus sustainability programs.
Twelve Georgia Tech students were awarded $14,000 in recognition of their innovative ideas for GE Energy Service’s Smart Grid Challenge Program. The competition provided the opportunity for students to address problems related to smart grid technologies.Six teams of Georgia Tech students participated in the challenge, tackling smart grid problems related to distribution losses, liability and demand.
Sarah Miracle and Chris Shearer have been selected to
receive fellowships as part of a new U.S. Department of Energy Graduate
Both are pursuing Ph.D.s at Georgia Tech. Miracle is
studying randomized algorithms and Markov chains in the School of Computer
Science in the College of Computing, while Shearer is investigating sustainable
concrete materials technology in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
in the College of Engineering.
The Green Cleaning program at Georgia Tech has released a new website, to provide information about the program's history, the products and methods Georgia Tech facilities use to keep the campus green.
The Green Cleaning program was implemented in 2003. A grass roots effort aimed at providing an environmental preferred method to cleaning American Schools. Green cleaning is defined as “cleaning that protects health without harming the environment.”
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of 18 colleges and universities named to Princeton Review’s 2010 Green Rating Honor Roll for maintaining the most sustainable practices, policies and course offerings among all campuses rated for their environmental friendliness. This is the third straight year Georgia Tech is being recognized for their efforts on sustainability.
Long neglected as a significant area of supply chain
analysis and exploration, the efficient transport of agricultural and food
products is now receiving a high-profile platform for research and development at
In May, the Georgia Tech Integrated Food Chain Center (IFC)
launched as an international research hub focused on designing, analyzing and
improving the food chain for cold and perishable products.
A year following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, researchers from
the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a method to recycle rubble
into a strong construction material, which could be a possible solution for safely
and inexpensively rebuilding Haiti’s structures.
The South could pay less for its electricity in 20 years than is
currently projected if strong public policies are enacted to spur
renewable energy production and use, according to a report released
today by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Duke
University. The 190-page report, “Renewable Energy in the South,” builds
on a short policy brief released last summer and provides an in-depth
assessment of the scope of renewable energy resources in the South and
their economic impacts on electricity rates and utility bills in the
Students from Georgia Tech’s School of City and Regional
Planning are offering their expertise this semester by working with Atlanta
area communities to develop a long-term plan for their neighborhoods.
Professor Nancey Green Leigh and her class of graduate
students are partnering with Georgia Conservancy and community leaders of Neighborhood
Planning Unit (NPU) G located on the west side of Atlanta close to the
intersection of Interstate 285 and Hollowell Parkway to improve the area.