Conserving energy through efficient systems, demand management, and utilizing alternative solutions are core objectives of Georgia Tech. Major solar power arrays on campus buildings not only generate clean electricity, but provide hands-on opportunities for students and researchers to directly study working PV (photovoltaic) system installations.
We’ve also introduced our Smart Energy Camus Initiative, which collects data from energy utility systems all over campus. By utilizing data analysis, modeling, and simulation tools, it provides insights to help us maximize efficiencies, reduce costs, and make a positive impact on energy planning and consumption.
Georgia Tech is a huge consumer of energy but we reduce the associated impacts by incorporating solar energy into many of our buildings. In total there are over 4,000 solar panels on the Georgia Tech Campus, a total system size of 614 kW.
The Energy Conservation Team at Georgia Tech focuses on identifying and implementing energy saving measures as well as maintaining campus buildings to keep them running as efficiently as possible.
The Yellow Book provides Architecture and Engineering design standards for building technology at Georgia Tech. These guidelines helped in achieving LEED Gold among other services.
The Smart Energy Campus Program takes our vision to heart and treats the campus as a living laboratory collecting data from utility systems all over campus. This research initiative provides a large amount of data that can be used towards optimizing campus energy systems.
Georgia Tech participates in a project called the Billion Dollar Green Challenge, which involves investing one billion in self-managed revolving funds towards energy efficiency improvements.
Energy and Sustainable Infrastructure is another research initiative at Georgia Tech that combines economics and research to analyze, model, and develop more environmentally friendly technologies. The project is also collaborative with local, regional, national, and global energy companies.
An initiative to improve the functionality of a laboratory building, resulting in reduced energy consumption and a safer laboratory environment. This includes demand-based ventilation strategies, HVAC controls fault detection/diagnostic software, addressing deferred maintenance issues, lighting upgrades, and digital control systems and dashboards.