2019 Conference Tours

Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design Tour

Monday, October 21, 1 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Don’t miss this opportunity to tour the newly finished Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design at Georgia Tech, the most environmentally advanced education and research building ever constructed in the Southeast. Built to support education, research, and outreach opportunities, this light-filled building aims to produce more energy than it uses and includes a 50,000 gallon water cistern, a rooftop apiary, plus a pollinator garden.

Conference attendees can drive, walk, or take the Georgia Tech Trolley to the tour. The Kendeda Building is approximately at 10-15 minute walk from the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center (GLC). The trolley stops in front of the GLC every eight minutes and will continue directly to the Kendeda Building. Parking is available in the West Campus parking lot. Following the tour and pre-conference sessions, attendees are invited to the Welcome Celebration, beginning at 6 p.m. at City Tap.


Georgia Power Smart Neighborhood Tour

Wednesday, October 23, 3 p.m. –  5 p.m.

The first of its kind in the Atlanta market, the Georgia Power Smart Neighborhood integrates customer-centric smart home technology and innovative energy-efficient systems into luxury high-quality homes on a community-wide scale. With a focus on sustainable living, homes at Altus at the Quarter incorporate enhanced energy-efficient building features including improved insulation, advanced heating and cooling systems, LED lighting and higher efficiency electric heat pump water heaters. Each home will be served by Georgia Power with energy supplemented by individual rooftop solar installations and in-home battery energy storage.

Complimentary transportation will be provided, sponsored by AO Smith. Buses will begin loading at 2:30 p.m. in front of the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center entrance on Spring Street and will depart at 3 p.m. Buses will return to the GLC following completion of the tour at 5 p.m. Please note the tour is limited to 60 people and registration is required to reserve your space.