Buildings

Solar panels that top the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons.

Solar panels that top the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons.

Georgia Tech has literally written the book on sustainable building practices; the Georgia Tech Yellow Book (pdf) is a document unique to the Institute that guides architects and engineers in the process of designing new buildings, building additions and renovations to existing buildings, and incorporating utility and transportation infrastructure improvements.

Since 2009, all new construction and renovations are built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold standards.

As of May 2013, Tech has the following LEED-certified buildings at various levels.

Platinum:

  • Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons
  • Carbon Neutral Energy Solutions Laboratory

Gold:

  • The Historic Academy of Medicine
  • Klaus Advanced Computing Building
  • Zelnak Center
  • Women’s Softball Complex
  • Hinman Research Building
  • North Avenue Apartments
  • Old Civil Engineering Building
  • Fitten Residence Hall
  • Freeman Residence Hall
  • Montag Residence Hall

Silver:

  • Scheller College of Business

Certified:

  • Joseph B. Whitehead Building (Stamps Health Services)

Others are LEED registered and await certification, including two fraternity houses, and still more have been renovated, constructed or are in the process of being designed or built that meet LEED standards. The Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons is topped with more than 300 solar panels and a green roof garden.

Georgia Tech's College of Architecture, College of Engineering and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) offer extensive educational and hands-on research opportunities in green building.

Important Contacts

Marcia Kinstler
Office of Environmental Stewardship
phone: 404.894.9289
Contact Marcia Kinstler

Jennifer Krajewski
Energy Conservation and Management
phone: 404.385.1822
Contact Jennifer Krajewski

Howard Wertheimer
Capital Planning and Space Management
phone: 404.385.7604
Contact Howard Wertheimer