interior of the kendeda building
The interior of The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design


Georgia Tech wrote the book on sustainable building practices with the Georgia Tech Yellow Book.

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.

Many buildings have visible sustainability features: The Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons is topped with more than 300 solar panels and a green roof garden and the Campus Recreation Center boasts a large photovoltaic solar array. Out of sight, a network of underground cisterns captures water to flush toilets in both Clough Commons and the Engineered Biosystems Building. 

And The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design is the first building in Georgia and 28th in the world to earn Living Building Challenge certification, the world’s most ambitious and holistic green building achievement.

Georgia Tech also boasts an award-winning Green Cleaning Program for its campus facilities and initiatives that engage students within the Department of Housing.

Tech has the following LEED-certified buildings at various levels:

  • Chapin Building
  • Caddell Building
  • Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons
  • Carbon Neutral Energy Solutions Laboratory
  • Krone Engineered Biosystems Building
  • Glenn and Towers Residence Halls, and their connector building
  • 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
  • Molecular Science and Engineering Building (second and third floor interior buildout)
  • Scheller College of Business
  • Ken Byers Tennis Complex
  • Joseph B. Whitehead Building (Stamps Health Services)


More accolades for Tech facilities are listed on our Awards page.