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.
Subhrajit “Subhro” Guhathakurtahas been appointed as Director of the Georgia Tech Center for Geographic Information Systems, a leading producer of research in geo-spatial technologies housed within the College of Architecture. He will also serve as Professor in the School of City and Regional Planning, continuing a distinguished academic career of 18 years.
Whether you use four wheels, two wheels or two feet to get
to Tech each day, you may start to notice some changes for bicycles around
campus. It’s not the ghost of Sideways installing bike racks or painting bike lanes;
it’s the collaboration of students and staff on the Bicycle Infrastructure
Improvement Committee (BIIC).
Formed in January, the group plans to improve the quality of
bicycle infrastructure for the Georgia Tech community to make it safer and easier
to bike for pleasure, health and commute.
The Georgia Institute of Technology and the Ford Motor Company Fund are partnering on the nation’s first conversion of a school bus to a hydraulic hybrid vehicle that runs on recycled biofuel. Atlanta Public Schools donated the bus for the project.
On May 13, students at Mary Lin Elementary School painted the "Green Eco School Bus” and organized a drive to collect used cooking oil for processing into biodiesel, a renewable energy source.
Georgia Tech School of
Architecture students are testing their abilities to imagine, design and construct in an international competition intended to increase awareness of consumption behavior and the power of recycling. An 11-member team has constructed a tower made out of plastic bottles along with a hanging tower constructed of plastic hangers.
At the recent Greenprints conference on sustainability, Georgia Tech’s Baabak Ashuri joined thought leaders to pinpoint key trends in green building in the year ahead. With Ken Edelstein, author of Greenbuilding Chronicle, Steve O'Day, partner in Smith, Gambrell & Russell and Anita Anand, senior associate at Reznick Group, Ashuri provided expertise in what growth trends, financing options and the competitive environment for companies operating in the green building sector.
Students in Georgia Tech’s School of Architecture won second place overall and first place in the creativity, presentation and coordination categories in “Building the Tower of Babylon: What on Earth is Sustainability,” an international competition held by the Global Alliance of Technological Universities (GlobalTech).
Seven participating teams, from architecture universities in China, India, Singapore, Switzerland and the United States, constructed a tower using only local materials to create a symbol of sustainability for their region, country, city and university.
Though Monday will begin five days of celebration for the use of two-wheeled transportation on campus, you need not own a
bicycle to enjoy the offerings of Bike Week.
The Bicycle Infrastructure
Improvement Committee (BIIC) crafted events with both current and potential
cyclists in mind throughout the week of Sept. 26–30:
Each day, many students cross the Fifth Street Bridge not thinking much of the downtown connector that exhales exhaust below; but a few are working to electrify the cars that pass beneath.
In a competition
hosted by the City of Atlanta and Emory University’s Goizueta Business School,
a team of Georgia Tech students earned first prize and a monetary award for
proposing a system for electric vehicle adoption in Atlanta.
Whether it’s natural gas or nuclear power, clean energy alternatives are a hot topic with everyone from legislators to small business owners.
“By creating and hosting the Clean Energy Speaker Series, Georgia Tech is providing a neutral, open forum where everything from national security and economic development issues related to energy can be discussed,” said Ben Hill, director of the Clean Energy Speaker Series program.