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.
- to partner with building managers and service providers to develop sustainable and standard operating procedures for campus buildings
- to partner with stakeholders and community to develop, progress and track sustainability in campus operations
- to build a community of practice in building management across the Institute
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.
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.