Southeast’s greenest building opens at Georgia Tech

By Maria Saporta As published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on Oct. 25, 2019 When philanthropist Diana Blank saw the completed Kendeda Living Building on Georgia Tech’s campus earlier this month, it took her breath away. “The way it turned out is beyond my expectations,” Blank said in an exclusive interview with Atlanta Business Chronicle. […]

Green Campus Revitalization – Sustainability plans for Ford Motor Company’s Dearborn

Sustainability plans for Ford Motor Company’s Dearborn, MI campus include net-zero goals for energy, water, and waste. Ford Motor Company’s campus in Dearborn, MI stands as an enduring symbol of the American automotive industry. Its Ford Research and Engineering Campus (REC) was originally dedicated by President Eisenhower in 1953. That was followed by iconic Ford […]

Calculating ‘run and tumble’ behavior of bacteria in groundwater

Bacteria in groundwater move in surprising ways. They can passively ride flowing groundwater, or they can actively move on their own in what scientists call “run and tumble” behavior. However, most numerical models of bacterial transport in groundwater stumble when it comes to calculating how bacteria move. As a first step in improving these models, […]

Construction standards promote sustainability

Though construction can have negative impacts on the environment, TCU implements standards in its building practices that aim to decrease possible harmful effects. The university adheres to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines, said Chris Honkomp, the assistant vice chancellor for facilities. LEED is a system that rates and assesses buildings to ensure […]

Fish kill in Garvin Brook: A threat to our drinking water

From: Jeffrey S. Broberg, LPG Dear Stockton area residents, With dead fish in Garvin Brook, the Minnesota Well Owners Organization (MnWOO) is sounding the alarm for private well owners in every quarter of Stockton Valley. Water that kills fish is tainted and unfit to drink, no matter what killed the fish. Recent groundwater studies show […]

Researchers discover antibiotic-resistant genes in recycled Southern California wastewater

A team led by USC Viterbi’s Adam Smith has found that purified water returned to Southern California aquifers often becomes contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a realization that could have major implications on the global water supply. Wastewater recycling offers a variety of environmental benefits but also a big challenge: antibiotic-resistant genes that can lead to […]