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.
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.
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.