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Georgia Tech recently achieved a STARS silver rating by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
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 Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design features a large "front porch" shaded by some of the hundreds of solar panels that generate electricity for the building. (Photo: Justin Chan Photography)
The Kendeda Building goes beyond sustainability to be a regenerative building that gives back more than it takes from the environment.
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
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.