Our Stats: Adding up Achievements

When it comes to sustainability at Georgia Tech, we practice what we teach. Take a look at the stats below. They reflect some of our many sustainable achievements across campus.
 
  • In 2014, more than 2 million pounds of materials were diverted from the landfill through our efforts in recycling, composting, and reuse.
  • Since 2008, Game Day Recycling has diverted more than 100 tons of waste from landfills.
  • During the 2014 football season alone, we diverted 25 tons of glass, aluminum, cardboard, plastic, and other recyclables away from landfills.
  • Between 2007 and 2009, Georgia Tech reduced water usage by 23 percent and reduced potable water consumption by 30 percent.
  • Tech’s use of reclaimed, non-potable water saves more than 5,000 gallons of water each week from being diverted into the sewers of Atlanta.
  • There are more than 300 solar panels on the roof of the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, making it the ninth largest solar roof on a U.S. college campus. 
  • Our Green Revolving Fund, adopted in 2012, invests over $1.1 million annually in energy savings projects.
  • Our Landscape Services Department recycles 98 percent of all grass clippings, 80 percent of all wood products, 97 percent of fallen leaves, and about 25 percent of pruning products from shrubs on campus.
  • As of August 2015, 40 percent of Tech's produce comes from Georgia or one of its bordering states.  
  • Our cleaning equipment uses 70 percent less water and 90 percent fewer chemicals than traditional equipment.