Jun 23, 2011 | Atlanta, GA
The Zelnak Center recently became the Institute’s fourth building to earn LEED gold certification.
The basketball practice facility, which opened in October 2009, is named for alumnus and donor Steven Zelnak and is used by both the Georgia Tech men’s and women’s basketball teams. It includes a full-size court, six baskets, weight room, the Robert A. Anclien Strength & Conditioning Center and a theater.
"LEED certification is one more tool we use to design our buildings and how they fit into the campus master plan execution, along with the Yellow Book design standards and the landscape master plan," said Marcia Kinstler in the Office of Environmental Stewardship. The Georgia Tech Yellow Book is a document unique to the Institute that guides architects and engineers in the process of designing new buildings, building additions, renovations to existing buildings, and utility and transportation infrastructure improvements. Since 2009, all new construction and renovations are built to LEED gold standards.
The Zelnak Center joins the ranks of the Klaus Advanced Computing Building, the Women’s Softball Complex and the Old Civil Engineering Building as on-campus LEED gold facilities. The College of Management is LEED silver certified.