Facilities Management

Who’s Down for Earth Day?

This year marks the 25th anniversary of celebrating Earth Day at Georgia Tech. A four-day schedule of events is planned for this campuswide program to celebrate nature, the preservation of our planet, and the Georgia Tech community’s contributions to campus sustainability. A few events are already collecting items or have opened registration — so get a head start on your Earth Day plans.

Georgia Tech Announces New Vice President for Infrastructure and Sustainability

The Georgia Institute of Technology has selected Maria Cimilluca as the inaugural vice president for Infrastructure and Sustainability (I&S). Under Cimilluca’s leadership, the newly created unit will continue to evolve and improve Georgia Tech’s physical environment that spans more than 400 acres in midtown Atlanta. This role is responsible for leading the Institute’s campus sustainability plans as well as the design, planning, and operations of the campus infrastructure.

Georgia Tech Saves Water and Money from being Flushed Down the Drain

The guys at Georgia Tech may not have noticed, but there is something different about the restrooms on campus. Three hundred and eight automatic, one pint urinals have been installed throughout the Institute.

For more than 10 years, the Office of Facilities Management has been testing low flow water fixtures to reduce the campus’ water consumption. Many of the newer buildings on campus have energy and water efficient bathrooms with automatic faucets and low flow toilets, and now several of the older buildings will be receiving these upgrades as well.

Page Says ‘Goodbye’ to Tech After 16 Years

When it comes to memorable moments while working at Georgia Tech, Warren Page is quick to mention the “snowstorm o’doom” (as Creative Loafing called it) that crippled Atlanta in 2011. 

“I spent three days sleeping on a couch here on campus,” said Page, director of Facilities Operations and Maintenance. “The funny thing was that we had the campus open, but no one could get here.”

This is just one of the memories that Page is taking with him as he retires from the Institute on June 1 after 16 years in his current position.

EBB, Boggs Among Completed Summer Projects

As the fall semester kicks off, many campus construction projects are winding down.

In recent months, crews around campus have been busy building, refurbishing, and maintaining Georgia Tech’s campus in preparation for another year of activity. Facilities staff have been doing preventative maintenance on many buildings’ boilers. The Landscape Services group has been beautifying campus pathways by street sweeping, freshening crosswalks, and pressure washing sidewalks. 

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