This environmentally-advanced education and research building uses only water collected on-site for potable and non-potable purposes. The building will annually produce at least 105% of its own energy needs through an onsite solar system, and includes many design features to reduce consumption. Getting to the facility is sustainable too: A Georgia Tech trolley stop provides a convenient connection to the Midtown MARTA transit station. And the development features plenty of bike storage and is equipped with showers, further encouraging alternative transportation.
Public art and creative placemaking are also part of what makes this a “Development of Excellence.” The building includes a maker space to spark hands-on creativity, along with a public space lush with plant-life. An edible landscape and rooftop garden provide opportunities for local food production, and a new piece of public art will be installed next year.