Georgia Tech Among Sierra Magazine’s “Cool Schools”

Georgia Tech was named to Sierra Magazine’s “Cool Schools” list that recognizes America’s greenest campuses.

Georgia Tech was ranked 20th among more than 160 colleges and universities polled by Sierra Magazine.  According to the magazine, this year’s rankings gave more weight to each university or colleges’ energy supply.  Other criteria included commitment to sustainability: efficiency, food, academics, purchasing, transportation, waste management, administration, financial investments and other initiatives.

The top ranking school scored an 88.6, and Georgia Tech scored an 80.5 out of a possible 100.  Georgia Tech sustainability highlights include LEED certified buildings, sustainable courses, recycling, composting, alternative transportation and water conservation.

Toping the list were Green Mountain College, Dickinson College and Evergreen State College.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Management and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.