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.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) awarded nearly $2 million to Georgia Tech to develop better simulation models for predicting building efficiency. The research team is led by associate professor Fried Augenbroe with colleagues Christiaan Paredis, John Peponis and C. F. Jeff Wu, also of Georgia Tech, and Ali Malkawi of the University of Pennsylvania.
Georgia Tech residence halls are becoming more eco-friendly with LEED certification renovations.
LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, certifies only buildings that meet with a strict standard of environmentally-conscious construction and maintenance. Certified buildings must meet requirements for "sustainable design, construction, and operation."
If you’ve ditched a bike on a campus bike rack lately, it’s
time to fix it up or say goodbye. Starting Monday, May 16, the Georgia Tech Bicycle
Infrastructure Improvement Committee (BIIC) will begin a campus-wide effort to
tag and remove bicycles on campus racks that have been abandoned.
Recently, members of the Georgia Tech Student Alumni Association (SAA) presented the Office of Solid Waste Management and Recycling with more than $20,000 through its SAA Gift to Tech program.
“Our office is honored to have been thought of so highly by the students that they would support our initiatives monetarily,” said Cindy Jackson, manager of campus recycling. “I will be working closely with the Student Alumni Association to develop plans on how the money will be used to expand the recycling program here at Georgia Tech.”
The Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) has awarded a five-year grant of $8 million to the Georgia
Institute of Technology and Emory to create one of four national Clean Air
Research Centers addressing the public health impacts of air pollution. The new
centers were announced today at the Society of Toxicology meeting in Washington,
For the third consecutive year, the Georgia Institute of Technology has earned Tree Campus USA recognition for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship, the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation has announced.
Tree Campus USA is a national program that honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy management of their campus forests and for engaging the community in environmental stewardship.
in construction and design continues to gain traction as stakeholders become
more aware of the benefits of sustainable materials. The healthcare design industry,
in particular hospitals, is putting more of an emphasis on how flooring
materials can deliver benefits over the lifecycle of their facilities.
recent study by Georgia Tech research associate Jennifer DuBose and College of
Architecture graduate assistant Amaya Labrador shows that several elements need
to be considered when choosing the correct floor for a hospital environment.
The Game Day Recycling program broke its own record this football season, diverting 21 tons of glass, aluminum, cardboard, plastic and other recyclables away from landfills for a chance at a second life.
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.