Welcome to SBO

Sustainability and Building Operations (SBO) is part of Infrastructure and Sustainability. SBO was created in July 2020 at the intersection of building operations and sustainable planning and practice.


  • Strategic Sustainability and Partnerships
    To partner with Institute and I&S leaders at multiple levels to help craft sustainability goals, develop and track targets, implement programs, and act as trusted advisors around sustainability and building operations
  • Operational Planning
    To work with and curate communities of practice on implementation of sustainable building practices, reducing operational barriers, and leveraging shared knowledge between groups
  • Direct Services
    To provide project services on Institute-wide initiatives, as well as direct building and administrative services on a portfolio of properties including: historical buildings, research spaces, leased properties and cutting edge sustainably designed buildings

Kendeda Building

The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design recently launched their YouTube page. View an overview video of the project and some bite-sized learning modules. You can also view a virtual tour with Shan Arora, director.

Strategic Plan for Sustainable Practice

In 2016-2018, the Georgia Tech community came together to draft guiding principles and a framework for operational sustainability in a strategic plan for sustainable practices, which will be reviewed and aligned with the recently-released Institute  and Division strategic plans.

Sustainable Building Operations

Georgia Tech has a vibrant community of facility service providers and facility managers. Working together, we can develop a strong community of practice with sustainable processes and programs. SBO facility managers also support 445k GSF in 8 key campus buildings.

Coda CSS Team

The Coda CSS Team supports the students, faculty and staff within the Coda Building and works to ensure smooth operations for Georgia Tech spaces in the building.

Covid-19 asymptomatic surveillance testing

One of Sustainability and Building Operations’ first big initiatives as a team was to organize Covid-19 asymptomatic surveillance testing collections on campus for the Fall 2020 semester, including site logistics and contact tracing.

This initiative leveraged the partnerships that SBO strives to build with functional experts, service providers, and building managers across campus to deliver a fully operational testing collections program and support the related contact tracing and engagement initiatives.