This fall, Georgia Tech ranked No. 43 in The Princeton Review’s Top 50 Green Colleges and was also featured in the 2018 edition of The Princeton Review Guide to 399 Green Colleges.
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.
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.
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.