Sustainability and the arts were at the forefront of highlights during the Staff Council’s third Inform Georgia Tech event on Nov. 15. 

The Living Building at Georgia Tech has reached a major milestone, with the approval of the schematic design. Approved by Georgia Tech’s Planning and Design Commission in December, the schematic design essentially provides a working blueprint for what is anticipated to be the most environmentally advanced research and educational building ever constructed in the Southeast.  

Later this summer, the Living Building at Georgia Tech will near the end of the design development phase signaling another major milestone in the evolution of what is expected to be the most environmentally advanced educational and research facility built in the Southeast. The project team anticipates construction starting later this fall.

This perspective demonstrates how the Living Building's "porch" integrates the building with the Eco-Commons to the west.

Image courtesy of The Miller Hull Partnership in collaboration with Lord Aeck Sargent.
Thursday marked the beginning of the construction phase of The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design.
This fall, the Office of Solid Waste Management & Recycling, Building Services, and the Office of Campus Sustainability launched a pilot composting project in the Roger A. and Helen B. Krone Engineered Biosystems Building (EBB).
This perspective demonstrates how the Living Building's "porch" integrates the building with the Eco-Commons to the west.

Image courtesy of The Miller Hull Partnership in collaboration with Lord Aeck Sargent.
The Kendeda Building is already receiving accolades before construction is completed.
This perspective demonstrates how the Living Building's "porch" integrates the building with the Eco-Commons to the west.

Image courtesy of The Miller Hull Partnership in collaboration with Lord Aeck Sargent.
The earth is finally beginning to make way for The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design.
Shan Arora, director of The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design
Georgia Tech welcomes Shan Arora as the director for The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design.
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.
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.
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