TM12 - From Renovation to Regeneration at Georgia Tech

Monday, November 18 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM | Level 4 Lobby « Back

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As a leading engineering and design school in an urban environment, Georgia Tech's drive to integrate sustainable design into all facets of campus life is equal parts passion and responsibility. With almost three million square feet of LEED certified buildings and a newly constructed Living Building, we invite you to explore how renovation, new construction, and landscape/infrastructure projects on our campus work in concert, creating a living-learning laboratory for our students and serving as replicable examples for the Atlanta community and beyond. This tour will start in the newly-renovated library’s Crosland Tower and feature stops at Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons (LEED Platinum), the Caddell Building (LEED Platinum), the Roger A. and Helen B. Krone Engineered Biosystems Building (LEED Platinum and an AIA COTE Top Ten winner in 2018), and the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design, which has been designed to Living Building Challenge version 3.1 standards. Between stops, tour guides will discuss examples of innovations in campus connectivity, including a large-scale green infrastructure project currently under construction: the 80-acre ring of greenspace, stormwater management, and recreation area known as the Eco-Commons.

Learning Objectives:

Describe how landscape, renovation, and new construction projects can interact on a campus to create a sense of place while complying with the requirements of sustainable rating systems like LEED and Living Building Challenge

Discuss how sustainable design technologies can be scaled-up (campus) or down (single building) to meet unique project needs

Discuss sustainable building and landscape design in a holistic sense, incorporating not only technical requirements around materials, energy, and water but also in equity, beauty, and health and happiness

Evaluate concepts in materials reuse, water conservation and reuse, and renewable energy to a broad variety of projects


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Event Type: Tour > Session