When faculty, students, and staff return to the Mason Building this summer, they won't have to worry about moisture damage if they lay a book down near one of the more than 300 windows that line the 90,000 square-foot structure.
That's because the Mason Building is getting an $800,000 window makeover, thanks to a recent decision by the Institute and the State of Georgia to fund the much-needed improvement.
Georgia Tech’s Campus Conservation Nationals team is looking for new members dedicated to saving energy and water on campus. This year, Georgia Tech’s residence halls will be competing in the largest energy and water reduction competition in the world. The competition will run from April 1–21 and will include every residence hall on campus.
A first meeting will take place Thursday, Feb. 21, at 11 a.m. in the Crescent Room of the Student Center.
Some things might get old when they happen five years in a row, but for Hyacinth Ide, Georgia Tech’s associate director of landscape services, having the Institute named a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation isn't one of them.
“A beautiful campus provides a recruiting and retention tool for students, faculty and staff,” said Ide. “A great number of students selected Georgia Tech because of the beauty of the campus.”
Those who appreciate the shade of Tech’s tree canopy amidst the Atlanta skyline have an opportunity to advocate for these plush oxygen sources with the Campus Tree Advisory Committee. The committee, comprised of members representing the diverse audience of those with a stake in Georgia Tech’s campus trees, is now seeking student members.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Arbor Day Foundation
named Georgia Tech a Tree Campus USA school for its commitment to effective
community forestry management.
Tech achieved the 2011 designation
by meeting the required five core standards for sustainable campus forestry: a
tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures
for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and the sponsorship of student
For its commitment to the development and maintenance of a healthy campus landscape, Georgia Tech has been selected by the Arbor Day Foundation as one of six universities to receive a recognition gift of 75 new trees. Student organizations, staff and university leadership will be on hand to assist with the planting during a November 6 ceremony, from 9 a.m. - noon at the Campanile.
You probably know that the center of campus has been a hotbed of construction since winter. But you may not be aware that one of these projects is meant to improve energy efficiency on campus.
Georgia Tech Facilities is replacing steam and condensate lines — some of which are more than 50 years old — under Bobby Dodd Way and under sidewalks and steps from the library’s main entrance down the steps between the two libraries to Architecture East.
Princeton Review ranked the Georgia Institute of Technology’s athletic
facilities tops in the nation, according to their annual Best Colleges survey.
Georgia Tech edged out the University of Maryland, the United States Military
Academy, Wabash College and Ohio State University for the No. 1 distinction.
With a little bit of help from a $6.7 million award from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and a newly formed Energy Conservation Team, Georgia Tech Facilities is taking on the challenge of improving energy efficiency on campus.
The focus of the team, which is lead by Michael Leasure, assistant director of energy conservation, is to ensure that the electrical and mechanical facilities at Tech consume less energy.
The Zelnak Center recently became the Institute’s fourth
building to earn LEED gold certification.
The basketball practice facility, which opened in October
2009, is named for alumnus and donor Steven Zelnak and is used by both the
Georgia Tech men’s and women’s basketball teams. It includes a full-size court,
six baskets, weight room, the Robert A. Anclien Strength & Conditioning
Center and a theater.