No matter how much planning goes into the design or how many salvage items are worked into the specs, getting to net positive waste requires a vigilance that continues until the project is complete.
The math of “net positive waste” is pretty basic: Divert more stuff from the landfill than you send to the landfill. As with many simple formulas, the challenge lies in the details.
The Living Building Challenge requires projects to be “net positive waste.” Here’s how the Kendeda Building is meeting its materials conservation goals.
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.
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.
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.