A view from the granite outcropping toward the meadow and contemplative grove.
As the construction fencing comes down, a fresh, new greenspace welcomes students for the spring semester.
This summer, eight acres of thoughtfully designed green space will open on the Georgia Tech campus and provide many new spaces for reflection, engagement, and learning.

The Georgia Institute of Technology dedicated a new building Oct. 24 that rewrites the rules for sustainability in the Southeast.

In fact, The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design isn’t really sustainable at all; more accurately, the newest building on the Atlanta campus is regenerative. And it has reimagined from the ground up what a campus building can be.

“The time for doing less harm is gone,” said Shan Arora, director of The Kendeda Building. “We need to have buildings that provide more than they take.”

An array of 347 solar panels sits atop the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons.
Representatives from leading world universities — including Georgia Tech — will convene today at Rutgers University – Newark to participate in the University Global Compact (UGC)’s 17 Rooms-U, hosted in partnership with the United Nations,
Atalay Atasu, a professor at the Scheller College of Business
Research released by a team at Georgia Institute of Technology looked into the impact of government policies put in place to reduce the amount of electronics waste filling up landfills.
As the completion date of The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design nears, Georgia Tech students, faculty, and staff are invited to host their lecture, meeting, or event in one of the most sustainable buildings in the Southeast.
Teams working on The Kendeda Building are striving for net positive waste during construction. Seen here, materials are separated into recycling dumpsters.  
Georgia Tech’s transformation of its physical space helps create healthy spaces that give back to the environment and the campus community.
The White Oak (Quercus alba) near Tech Tower Lawn is one of the oldest and largest trees in Atlanta metro area. It can be seen in images of Tech Tower circa 1888. According to the USDA Forest Services i-Tree calculations, this tree alone has the carbon storage capacity of 11,177 lbs  – the same amount of energy released when burning 2,092 gallons of gasoline. A tree of this size typically sequesters an additional 217 lbs of carbon every year. Energy calculations generated using www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/en
In January, as 13 new trees were being planted in Tech's triangle green space in the center of campus, the Institute also celebrated 11 consecutive years of earning its Tree Campus USA Certification.
The students from LMC 3308: Environmentalism and Ecocriticism are memorializing a fallen tree in an exhibit at Clough Commons.
Jackie Knee
The Marshall Sherfield Fellowship offers one engineer or scientist from the United States the chance to do postdoctoral research in the United Kingdom for up to two years.