Living Building Challenge founder Jason F. McLennan proposes a framework for scaling biophilic design appropriately in different types of building projects.
With springtime just around the corner, construction on the South’s largest Living Building is now entering the homestretch.
A 50-cubic-yard concrete pour was the first of five in which a thin layer of a special, fiber-heavy concrete was spread over tubing for the building’s highly efficient radiant floors.
After two events last year introduced regenerative concepts to the Tennessee capital, the Nashville Living Future Collaborative will hold part 3 “Making Nashville Living Building Ready” series Jan. 31 on the Vanderbilt campus.
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.
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.
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.