About The Center

Green Initiatives

  • Georgia Tech Global Learning Center - 5th Street View
The Center includes features and offers services that reflect our strong commitment to helping the environment.

Learning in a sustainable setting is not only forward-thinking, but will make an impact with attendees who are concerned about their carbon footprint.

Our facility is 16% more energy-efficient than the national standard, based on ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) estimates*.

The Center’s water conservation efforts are paying off, too. Our water-efficient drip irrigation system and drought-resistant native plants reduce watering requirements by 50 percent*. The Center’s water-efficient fixtures use only 25 to 50 percent of the water consumed by typical bathroom fixtures*.

Plus, our pedestrian-friendly setting at the center of Midtown Atlanta’s Technology Square makes it easy for you to walk to restaurants, hotels and entertainment.

Whether you’re here for just a couple of hours or several days, your meetings and trainings will take place in an enjoyable, energy-efficient setting with outstanding indoor air quality, non-toxic paints and a focus on recycling. The Center also is built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards. You’ll find a list of some of those features below.

15 Eco-Friendly Features and Benefits:

  • High-efficiency and low emission-rated light bulbs
  • Filtered water dispensers, removing the need for plastic bottles
  • Biodegradable cups made from corn
  • Sections of flooring made from recycled tires
  • Motion sensor lights in the rooms
  • Comprehensive recycling program
  • Chemical-free cleaners
  • Low-emitting interior paints, sealants and adhesives
  • Green-label carpeting
  • Highly efficient air filtration systems
  • Water-efficient drip irrigation system
  • Drought-resistant native plants
  • Highly reflective white roof
  • Recycled construction materials
  • Non-urea/formaldehyde materials in wood furniture and doors

*Supporting data can be found at the Georgia Tech Office of Environmental Stewardship.


"GLC is a lovely facility with all the amenities to make a meeting successful.  And the staff is very professional and thorough."

Elisabeth Gambill-Niksich, The Human Society of the United States