There is a lot of "potty talk" in The Kendeda Building because sanitation is a local and global issue. The building contains the largest composting toilet system in the state of Georgia. While composting toilets dramatically reduce impact, they are not suitable for all building types and they cannot be easily retrofitted into existing structures.
Since January 2022, The Kendeda Building has been the site of Georgia Tech's experimental Generation II Reinvented Toilet. Here, this revolutionary toilet will be tested, refined, and hopefully prepared for commercialization.
Dr. Shannon Yee, Associate Professor at the G.W.W. School of Mechanical Engineering, leads an international team that is committed to dramatically reducing the ecological, social, and health impacts of sanitation (or lack thereof).