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An ecological history of the Living Building site

The Kendeda Building site’s ecological history is connected to the ecological history of a much broader area — and the impact of such regenerative projects may model how to restore the natural well-being of an entire region.

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Lord Aeck Sargent acquired by tech startup Katerra Inc.

Katerra’s consolidation of the Atlanta-based Lord Aeck Sargent could portend longterm disruptions in the design, construction and building materials industries. (But it’s unlikely to affect the Kendeda Building, because it’s already been designed.)

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The value of green building and its spillover effects

Georgia Tech Policy Professor Daniel Matisoff asks: What are the internal motivations for an organization to build and certify a green building? And are there significant benefits for participants in such projects, including designers, builders, subcontractors and the construction industry as a whole?