The Georgia Tech Facilities Management Energy Conservation team made the decision to switch from 32 watt, 4 foot, T8 linear fluorescent lamps to 28 watt, long life equivalent fluorescent lamps — a decision that will save the Institute more than $10,000 per year.
Rafael Bras, provost and executive vice president of academic affairs at Georgia Tech, has accepted an invitation to join the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board. The 19-member panel, comprised of scientists, business executives, academics and former government officials, will serve as an independent advisory committee to U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.
Not many people can say that their commute to Georgia Tech is relaxing — but David Santa Ana can.
For three years, Santa Ana, associate director of parking in the Office of Parking and Transportation Services (PTS), has taken the GRTA Xpress bus to work from Newnan.
“It can be faster than driving and is very relaxing,” he said. “Instead of arriving at work stressed or getting home tired, I can read or sleep on my commute, or talk with passengers that work in this area.”
Between cardboard recycling during move-in and the start of another Gameday Recycling season, the fall is a season of unrest for the Office of Solid Waste Management and Recycling.
This month's issue of The Recycling Buzz gives the details of these programs, plus how to order recycling containers for your campus office. Read or download (but please, don't print) the August Recycling Buzz (pdf).
The Association for Energy Engineers (AEE) has named School of Building Construction graduate student Abe Kruger the Region II Young Energy Professional of the Year. Every year the AEE selects a young professional from each of the 5 regions in the United States to honor their outstanding contributions to the energy profession and their community.
Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business’ Center on Business Strategies for Sustainability recently named Howard Connell professor of the practice of sustainable business.
Connell, who now serves as director of the Center, previously was the global sustainability leader at Kimberly-Clark Corporation, where he led B2B sustainability efforts internationally for that $3 billion business unit, including strategy and execution, technical projects with engineers and scientists, and the development and management of multiple partnerships.
More than 100 administrators working in athletics and sustainability sectors of universities nationwide convened at Georgia Tech last month for the Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit. This was the first time the annual event was hosted at a participating school's facilities.
Read more about the Summit and other recycling news in this month's Recycling Buzz. Read or download (but please, don't print) the the July issue (pdf).
If you’re tuned in to transit-related news in Atlanta, you may have recently seen or heard Georgia Tech’s own Kari Watkins any number of places.
The assistant professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering — who is also a Tech alumna (CE 97) — has several projects related to sustainability, transportation and information, two of which have been the subject of media interest in recent months.
Tech's farmers market season ends with the spring semester, but around Atlanta, the season is just beginning.
This month's issue of The Recycling Buzz guides you to local farmers markets in town. It also introduces you to a student member of the Solid Waste Management and Recycling team. Read or download (but please, don't print) the Recycling Buzz (pdf).
The forecast calls for sunny weather this week in Austin, Texas, which is good news for 11 Georgia Tech students whose solar-powered car – the Endeavour – makes its racing debut there this Thursday at the Formula Sun Grand Prix.
The annual competition pits student-built cars from 12 North American universities against one another to test their handling of curves, braking and acceleration, all powered by the sun. The winner is determined by the total number of laps completed during three days of racing.