Georgia Tech has written the book on sustainable building practices with the Georgia Tech Yellow Book (pdf). This document is unique to the Institute and 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. Many buildings have visible sustainability features: The Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons is topped with more than 300 solar panels and a green roof garden, the Campus Recreation Center boasts a large photovoltaic solar array, and a network of underground cisterns captures water to flush toilets in both the Clough Commons and the new Engineered Biosystems Building (EBB).
Georgia Tech's College of Architecture, College of Engineering, and the Georgia Tech Research Institute offer extensive educational and hands-on research opportunities in green building.
As of July 2015, Tech has the following LEED-certified buildings at various levels.
- Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons
- Carbon Neutral Energy Solutions Laboratory
- McCamish Pavilion
- The Historic Academy of Medicine
- Klaus Advanced Computing Building
- Zelnak Center
- Women’s Softball Complex/Mewborn Field
- Hinman Research Building
- North Avenue Apartments
- Old Civil Engineering Building
- Fitten Residence Hall
- Freeman Residence Hall
- Montag Residence Hall
- Stephen C. Hall Building
- Child Development Center
- Scheller College of Business
- Ken Byers Tennis Complex
- Joseph B. Whitehead Building (Stamps Health Services)