On-campus residents who want to help Georgia Tech be more energy efficient have the opportuntiy to help the Institute "Flip the Switch" in the Campus Conservation Nationals competition.
Tech will compete against more than 100 other colleges and universities in this energy and water conservation competition. Building Captains are needed from each campus dormitory to help Tech achieve the greatest energy and water reduction levels in its residence halls.
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.
This article originally appeared in the Feb. 15 issue of the Technique.
Starting Spring Break, the Department of Housing will implement a new single stream recycling system to replace the multi-stream process that Georgia Tech currently uses.
“Single stream recycling means that students don’t have to sort out their recycled trash,” said Bob Canada, the Procurement Officer for the Department of Housing.
Each semester, thousands of students move out of Georgia Tech's residence halls leaving behind an amazing assortment of used books, clothing, food, electronics, appliances and furniture. Since 1997, the Georgia Tech Recycling program has collected these student donations in an effort to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Cindy Jackson, the Recycling Program manager, said the purpose of the student move-out collection is to "divert
Georgia Tech residence halls are becoming more eco-friendly with LEED certification renovations.
LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, certifies only buildings that meet with a strict standard of environmentally-conscious construction and maintenance. Certified buildings must meet requirements for "sustainable design, construction, and operation."
Following the North Avenue Apartments (NAA) attaining LEED
Gold status for Existing Buildings (EB) Operations and Maintenance (O&M) in
December, the complex was dedicated this week to note the honor.
Georgia Tech President G. P. “Bud” Peterson and Executive
Director of Housing Mike Black made remarks in front of the apartments
Thursday, Feb. 9.