Browse Living Learning Labs Projects

GTPD Partners with ISYE to Optimize Operations
Description: Dr. Goldberg and a team of undergraduate students worked with GTPD and APD to make enhanced use of crime data from recent years to present visualizations of crime patterns. To learn more, see: http://www.news.gatech.edu/2015/07/06/industrial-engineers-help-police-optimize-operations Year: 2015
Academic/Research Partner: ISYE, Dr. David Goldberg
A&F Unit Short name: GTPD
GTPD Partners with GTRI on Big Data Research
Description: GTPD submitted a proposal to the CoC Capstone Program to have student teams work with GTPD and GTRI to develop an OpenStreetMaps-based, internet accessible platform to display cameras, patrol car locations, calls for service, and building floorplans to improve GTPD's situational awareness. Year: 2016 - Present A&F Unit Short name: GTPD
Facilities Building Systems Modeling
Academic/Research Partner: ME, Dr. Sheldon Jeter
A&F Unit Short name: Facilities
Smart Campus Research Collaborations
Description: Smart Energy Campus is a joint sustainability research initiative focused on optimizing different energy systems by leveraging data analysis, modeling and simulation of real energy utility data. To learn more, see: http://www.ae.gatech.edu/news/2016/02/asdl-collaboration-ece-and-gt-facilities-producing-interesting-results Year: 2012 - Ongoing
Academic/Research Partner: AE, Dr. Dimitri Mavris; ECE - various
A&F Unit Short name: Facilities , EVPAF
LBC Urine Segregation Project Capstone/Senior Design
Description: Urine Diversion and the opportunities for repurposing what is typically a “waste” product.  Relatively easy ways to separate approximately 50% of the urine and potentially more with some creative toilet designs.   This provides a unique way to process the urine to create fertilizers (Nitrogen and Phosphorous) resulting in cleaner water for the gray water system.  The Living Building Project has the potential to produce enough fertilize for more than the limits of the project site or could be used on other sites at GT. Year: 2017
Academic/Research Partner: Leads: John Coon, CE and Jason Gregory, CPSM with Erin English, Senior Engineer, Bio-Habitats. Students: Diego Bravo, Hannah Greenwald Valeria Hernández, Anat Revai
A&F Unit Short name: CPSM
Carbon Reduction Challenge Class Project
Description: Staff supported student teams competing in the Carbon Reduction Challenge Program, various semesters Year: 2016
Academic/Research Partner: Class taught by Dr. Kim Cobb
A&F Unit Short name: Facilities
Smart Cities Parking Collaboration
Description: Working with AT&T through Smart Campus initiative to….. Year: 2017 A&F Unit Short name: Parking
LBC Apiary and Pollinator Garden
Description: The Georgia Tech Urban Honey Bee Project is a unique, interdisciplinary undergraduate research and education program focused on the impact of urban habitats on honey bees.  A portion of the roof of the LBC will be developed for a honey bee apiary and pollinator garden, and will include rainwater harvesting. (Living Building) Year: 2017
Academic/Research Partner: Biology - Dr. Jennifer Leavey
A&F Unit Short name: CPSM
Equity Petal Workgroup
Description: A diverse group including Georgia Tech faculty, staff, students, and outside parties are working to incorporate equity in a thoughtful and meaningful way into the Living Building at Georgia Tech to articulate why equity should be considered as an inseparable component of sustainability in the LBP. The document includes key recommendations for equity implementation with examples. Year: 2016
Academic/Research Partner: Equity workgroup members: Alissa Kingsley, Lord Aeck Sargent; Alex Trachtenberg, Southface; Jennifer Abrams, policy student; Chloe Arson, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Chris Burke, Gov. & Community Relations; Alexis Coates, engineering student; Drew Cutright, Administration & Finance; Betsy Disalvo, School of Interactive Computing; Michael Gamble, College of Design; Mary Hallisey Hunt, Strategic Energy Institute; Jennifer Hirsch, Serve-Learn-Sustain; John Taylor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
A&F Unit Short name: Living Building
LBC Net Positive Energy and Water Downdraft Ventilation Modeling
Description: Downdraft ventilation tower prototyping: College of Engineering and College of Design. The research team proposes to add a misting system as an air washer in the tower to clean pollen from the air before it enters the building. Build a scale model of the downdraft tower to determine optimum tower dimensions. Determine water flow characteristics (flow, water droplet size) needed to wash typical Atlanta pollen. As part of the living building challenge, water use should be minimized. Evaluate air wash effectiveness. Year: 2016
Academic/Research Partner: COD - Fried Augenbroe and Jason Brown and Todd Mowinski, Newcomb and Boyd Engineers.
A&F Unit Short name: Living Building
Tree-cycling at Georgia Tech
Description: The Georgia Institute of Technology has identified a need for an urban wood reuse program to recycle the wood produced by the pruning and felling of trees on campus. In conjunction with tree loss due to natural events such as storms or insect infestation, this routine landscape management can result in an increased supply of urban wood waste. As part of an investigation into an urban wood reuse program, this project seeks to answer the following question: How can Georgia Tech use the wood waste produced by the removal and pruning of trees on Georgia Tech property? Year: 2017
Academic/Research Partner: Public Policy - Dr. Diane Hicks
A&F Unit Short name: EVPAF , CPSM , Facilities
Red List Materials Research
Description: ARCH 6226 Green Construction, final student projects are focused on researching red list materials with the design team. Year: 2017
Academic/Research Partner: COD - Russell Gentry
A&F Unit Short name: Living Building
Living Building Advanced Interdisciplinary Architectural Design Studio. Includes students from ARCH, HPB and CE
Description: The grand challenge is to expand 21st housing options to meet the needs of changing urban demographics, sustainability targets and alternative energy requirements, all through smartly researched and elegantly designed housing and public space solutions. Year: 2017
Academic/Research Partner: COD - Michael Gamble
A&F Unit Short name: Living Building
Engineered Transition Zone Ground Heat Exchange
Description: Potential connections between the LBP and the ground heat exchange research underway with NSF support. This research will develop a new design configuration and installation methodology for heat exchange thermal piles which deviates from the current approach of internally modifying conventional structural piles. This will be achieved by replacing the conventional system with a transition zone that is manufactured in-place between a conventional structural pile and the surrounding soil to significantly increase thermal performance of the pile system. Year: 2017
Academic/Research Partner: COE - David Frost
A&F Unit Short name: Living Building
EPA-Campus Rainworks Challenge/Stormwater Masterplan
Description: The stormwater masterplan has been used as a component of two classes in the development of design sumittals for the EPA-Campus Rainworks challenge. The Fall 2016 class was an elective open to all students. Participants included COE and COD as multidiciplinary teams to develop competition posters and narratives with a focus on 3 specific sights on campus. The stormater master plan is also being used by the CGIS to study the impacts of trees on the amount of stormwater runoff. The model has been combined with the iTree model as a possible method of measureing the benefits of the urban tree canopy. To learn more, see: http://space.gatech.edu/stormwater-master-plan-0 Year: 2016
Academic/Research Partner: COD, Tom Debo, Richard Dagenhart, Sivakumar Ramachandra
A&F Unit Short name: Facilities , CPSM
Heat Island
Description: The urban climate lab is a group of researchers at Georgia Tech's City & Regional Planning Program who are exploring the connections between climate change and the built environment. Through this website, we hope to highlight the range of mechanisms through which land use change, both within and outside of cities, is driving ongoing warming trends and impacting human and environmental health. Globally, urbanized areas account for the majority of the human population but have received relatively little attention in climate change research. The UCL integrates expertise in the realms of environmental science, urban design, and public health to develop strategies to manage and counteract climate change at the urban scale. To learn more, see: http://www.urbanclimate.gatech.edu/ Year: 2016 - Ongoing
Academic/Research Partner: COD, Brian Stone, Jr.
A&F Unit Short name: CPSM
Georgia Tech Waste Audit
Description: The Office of Campus Sustainability and the Office of Waste Management & Recycling were awarded a Serve-Learn-Sustain Challenge Grant to perform a partial-campus waste audit, an analysis of a building’s or campus’ waste stream. The project evaluated trash and recycling from two campus locations - East Campus Residence Halls and CULC - where waste was sorted, identified, and tallied. The results from the audit are being used to design a more efficient waste disposal program, save costs, and increase the amount of waste diverted from the landfill. Now OCS has the capability to perform waste audits with student groups and classes as requested by Faculty. To learn more, see: http://www.sustain.gatech.edu/waste Year: 2016
Academic/Research Partner: School of Public Policy, Alice Favero
A&F Unit Short name: Sustainability
Climate Action Plan Case Study
Description: The data-supported update of the Institute's Climate Action Plan is being utilized as a case study in a class evaluating global climate trends and solution-oriented outcomes. Year: 2017
Academic/Research Partner: School of Public Policy, Alice Favero
A&F Unit Short name: Sustainability
Campus Sustainability Network Map
Description: As part of the Fall 2016 Computing for Good class, a graduate student team worked with the Office of Campus Sustainability to develop a digital network map that visualizes the broad stakeholders and projects involved with sustainability initiatives on campus. A major goal is for visitors and students to easiliy find a person or group working on a particular area of sustainability on campus. Year: 2016
Academic/Research Partner: College of Computing, Ellen Zegura
A&F Unit Short name: Sustainability
F.I.D.O. Collaboration
Description: Worked with the School of Interactive Computing to assist with the development of the Facilitating Interactions for Dogs with Occupations (F.I.D.O.) vest to allow service dogs to communicate to their handlers. To learn more, see: http://fido.gatech.edu/ Year: 2015
Academic/Research Partner: Assoc Prof Melody Moore Jackson
A&F Unit Short name: GTPD
Human-Computer Interaction Research
Description: The Georgia Tech Computer Science CS3750 Human-Computer Interaction User Interface Design class developed 15 separate law enformcement-oriented projects in collaboration with various divisions within GTPD. Year: 2015
Academic/Research Partner: Assoc Prof Melody Moore Jackson
A&F Unit Short name: GTPD