Georgia Tech kicks off Living Building research program

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Georgia Tech’s academic community is leveraging the Living Building at Georgia Tech for research even before ground’s broken on the project.

A special faculty committed issued a call this week for pilot project proposals from the university community. Up to $10,000 will be granted to each Living Building research project, although the call for proposals welcomes applicants to seek funding from other sources as well. According to the call:

The Living Building at Georgia Tech will be a cornerstone for a new series of investments at Tech over the next ten years which will rapidly accelerate progress in the Southeast’s regenerative building movement and serve as an incubator for advancing new ideas related to interdisciplinary thinking on sustainability.

Successful pilot projects will promote Institute goals and priorities connected to sustainability through design, construction, outreach, educational and research opportunities and elevate new goals and priorities through collective learning and knowledge development.

The Living Building at Georgia Tech Academic and Research Council was established under the leadership of Architecture Professor Michael Gamble as one of the activities designed to leverage the project’s impact beyond the building itself. It’s funded by the Kendeda Fund, which also publishes this blog.

A public presentation on the pilot research program will be held April 7 at the College of Design auditorium, proposals are due April 14, and projects must be completed by May 31 of next year. Click here for more information.


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