The BBISS helps foster the sustainability community at Georgia Tech by supporting our institute membership in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The benefits of membership in this organization extend to every member of the Georgia Tech community. These benefits include a member forum, sustainability resource center, professional development opportunities, discounts to events and products, and newsletters. Visit the AASHE Membership page for more details.
In partnership with the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems, the Office of Environmental Stewardship (OES) leads the effort to make Georgia Tech’s operations, maintenance, construction, and resource management, as well as auxiliary services such as housing, dining, and athletics, more sustainable. The main campus of Georgia Tech is located in downtown Atlanta, GA. The Institute also maintains campus facilities in Savannah, GA, Cobb County, GA, and Metz, France and has additional operations in Ireland, Singapore, Shanghai, and Beijing. As of Fall 2008, Georgia Tech manages 228 buildings and 14,408,652 square feet of constructed space. These facilities support 12,973 undergraduate students, 6440 graduate students, and 5629 academic, research, administrative, and support staff. To improve the procuring and managing of these resources and to enhance the productivity and quality of experiences of the Georgia Tech community, the Office of Environmental Stewardship has programs in energy, water use, buildings, transportation, land use, stormwater, food, recycling, green purchasing, and green cleaning. Largely as a result of these programs and others initiated by the OES, Georgia Tech is routinely recognized as a national leader in campus sustainability.