“Sustainability can’t be placed on autopilot.,” warns architect Michael Gamble. We must “reach beyond the illusion of technology and technique into a deeper systemic thinking about the impact of the second nature we create.”
Every campus is traveling its own sustainability journey. Top Georgia Tech architect Howard S. Wertheimer says the campus’ Living Building project already has transformed his campus’ design process.
Most of us think of air conditioning as the equipment that lowers a room’s temperature. It’s more complicated than that. Here’s how engineers for the Living Building at Georgia Tech have heating, ventilation and the particularly the problem of cooling in a humid climate.
Here’s a detailed image gallery on the Living Building at Georgia Tech as it heads from design development toward construction.
Keystone species are necessary for natural communities to thrive. Living Building Challenge founder Jason F. McLennan argues that keystone buildings are needed to help reform design and construction.
The construction launch for the Living Building at Georgia Tech has been postponed due to the expected impact of Hurricane Irma, organizers announced today.
One week before the construction launch ceremony at the Living Building on their campus, Georgia Tech has organized series of events to celebrate the transition.
One of first decisions to affect the energy demand of any building is its siting. And an early siting choice on the Georgia Tech building made the task of achieving net positive energy performance a bit more demanding. Part 3 in our series on the Energy Petal.
After millennia of burning fossil fuels inside all kinds of structures, we finally have the technology and maybe the will to occupy buildings without the use of any combustion. Part 2 in our series on the Energy Petal.
Espresso was too much to ask. The Living Building at Georgia Tech already had been spitting out energy challenges that members of its experienced design team hadn’t faced before. To meet the Living Building Challenge standard, the project must generate at least 5 percent more power than it uses. And it has to do that in a humid climate that complicates the the air conditioning. Part 1 in our series on the Energy Petal.