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Report Card 2007

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Georgia Institute of Technology
College Sustainability Report Card 2007

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Georgia Institute of Technology

School details:

Endowment: $1,000 million as of June 30, 2006

Location: Atlanta, Georgia


Campus Survey: Yes

Endowment Survey: No


Data compiled from independent research. For information on data collection and evaluation, please see the Methods section.

Overall grade  
Georgia Tech has made several public commitments to sustainability, including explicitly stated goals to reduce hydrocarbon emissions, material consumption, water runoff, and the use of natural resources. The Institute for Sustainable Technology and Development works on both curriculum and campus initiatives to promote sustainability. Green building efforts have produced a LEED Silver-certified building and more are expected.
The Institute's Operations Department has embraced sustainability, applying a multitude of energy conservation efforts, a comprehensive recycling program, and alternative transportation endeavors. Researchers are developing higher-efficiency solar panels, alternative fuels, and an offshore wind farm.
The Institute composts yard waste and has an award-winning recycling program, which includes a regional recycling day, during which over 74 tons of used equipment were collected in 2005; an annual student move-in/move-out collection and re-use program; and the publication of "The Green Purchasing Guide." Georgia Tech encourages its food service provider to purchase products locally.
The Institute relies on the principles of sustainability in its campus strategic plan and its campus and landscape master plans. The new management building is LEED Silver-certified, a new construction project is seeking LEED Silver certification, and 10 other building were designed following LEED standards.
The Institute has no known policy of disclosure of endowment holdings or its shareholder voting record.
The Institute prioritizes investing to maximize profit and has not made any public statements about investigating or investing in renewable energy funds or community development loan funds.
The Institute has not made any public statements about active ownership or a proxy voting policy.
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