As stewards of sustainability principles and practices, we must wisely and carefully manage our own resources – natural, human, and financial. Our office subscribes to the principle “measure so you can manage.” Reporting systems, metrics, and tracking tools have therefore been put in place to record and benchmark progress toward our sustainability goals.
Major Assessment Initiatives
- Sustainability Tracking Assessment & Rating System (STARS): (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Georgia Tech participates in STARS reporting, most recently earning a STARS Silver Rating in 2021.
- American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment: This commitment requires a university to develop an action plan to achieve climate neutrality and to publicly report progress toward that goal. Also required is a greenhouse gas inventory update every two years.
- Green Revolving Investment Tracking System (GRITS): GRITS provides an interface to better track performance data from energy efficiency and other resource conservation measures.
- 2017 Annual Report
- Sustainability at Georgia Tech 2015 Snapshot: A summary of sustainability achievements at progress at Georgia Tech during the 2015 fiscal year.