Just in time for the holidays, here’s an informal status report — in the form of a few snapshots — on the Kendeda Building for Innovative Design at Georgia Tech.
Nearly a year later, solar tariffs imposed by the Trump administration have cost jobs and slowed solar adoption. Four manufacturers have announced plans for new plants. But a factory owned by Suniva — the company that called for the tariffs — sits vacant amid post-industrial detritus.
Skanska needed help assembling floor panels for the Kendeda Buildings. By hiring workers from the nonprofit GeorgiaWorks, they stepped toward fulfilling the project’s equity goal.
For its use of HDPE conduit, Eckardt Electric was recognized by Kendeda Building project team with its first Changemaker Award.
ILFI’s Kathleen Smith came to last month’s Net Positive Atlanta summit with data that made a surprising case: Regenerative design and construction has gained a foothold in a region that many deride as slow to change.
Structural timber construction doesn’t snap together like Legos. But it holds several practical advantages over conventional steel and concrete methods. Among them are speed and the relatively light weight of wood.
The Living Building Challenge requires projects to incorporate at least one salvaged material per 500 square feet. For Skanska Project Manager Jimmy Mitchell that has meant a lot of planning.
Pop-quiz: In September, what U.S. state became the first to open a building designed to meet the world’s most stringent green building standard? The answer will surprise you.
Wood’s low embodied carbon content has benighted it as the structural material of choice for green buildings. Here’s a quick cheat sheet to help navigate the modern realm of structural timber.
What’s the biggest barrier to regenerative design? One survey at a recent summit on the topic points to lack of awareness, Lord Aeck Sargent’s Ramana Koti reports.