A year following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, researchers from
the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a method to recycle rubble
into a strong construction material, which could be a possible solution for safely
and inexpensively rebuilding Haiti’s structures.
The South could pay less for its electricity in 20 years than is
currently projected if strong public policies are enacted to spur
renewable energy production and use, according to a report released
today by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Duke
University. The 190-page report, “Renewable Energy in the South,” builds
on a short policy brief released last summer and provides an in-depth
assessment of the scope of renewable energy resources in the South and
their economic impacts on electricity rates and utility bills in the
Students from Georgia Tech’s School of City and Regional
Planning are offering their expertise this semester by working with Atlanta
area communities to develop a long-term plan for their neighborhoods.
Professor Nancey Green Leigh and her class of graduate
students are partnering with Georgia Conservancy and community leaders of Neighborhood
Planning Unit (NPU) G located on the west side of Atlanta close to the
intersection of Interstate 285 and Hollowell Parkway to improve the area.
The Georgia Institute of Technology and the Ford Motor Company Fund are partnering on the nation’s first conversion of a school bus to a hydraulic hybrid vehicle that runs on recycled biofuel. Atlanta Public Schools donated the bus for the project.
On May 13, students at Mary Lin Elementary School painted the "Green Eco School Bus” and organized a drive to collect used cooking oil for processing into biodiesel, a renewable energy source.
Georgia Tech School of
Architecture students are testing their abilities to imagine, design and construct in an international competition intended to increase awareness of consumption behavior and the power of recycling. An 11-member team has constructed a tower made out of plastic bottles along with a hanging tower constructed of plastic hangers.
At the recent Greenprints conference on sustainability, Georgia Tech’s Baabak Ashuri joined thought leaders to pinpoint key trends in green building in the year ahead. With Ken Edelstein, author of Greenbuilding Chronicle, Steve O'Day, partner in Smith, Gambrell & Russell and Anita Anand, senior associate at Reznick Group, Ashuri provided expertise in what growth trends, financing options and the competitive environment for companies operating in the green building sector.
Georgia Tech today announced that Associate Professor Daniel Castro has been appointed to chair of the School of Building Construction in the College of Architecture. An expert in material procurement, automation protocols and sustainable energy alternatives for buildings, he is tasked with advancing Building Construction education and research and with expanding its international outreach.
While much of campus melts in the heat and humidity of July,
five researchers will migrate south to winter in Santiago, Chile, to develop a
startup venture aimed at providing sanitation to remote and low-income communities.
Sanivation was one of 110 companies awarded $40,000 from
Startup Chile, a six-month Chilean government program encouraging
entrepreneurial activity in the South American country.
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.
Subhrajit “Subhro” Guhathakurtahas been appointed as Director of the Georgia Tech Center for Geographic Information Systems, a leading producer of research in geo-spatial technologies housed within the College of Architecture. He will also serve as Professor in the School of City and Regional Planning, continuing a distinguished academic career of 18 years.