As the various subcontractors enter the homestretch, here’s a view in photos at construction highlights so far in 2019.
A North Carolina businessman partners with a materials engineer and a brick factory to come up with a supply chain and a manufacturing process for 100 percent recycled bricks.
A preliminary SK Collaborative blower door test indicates that the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design is on the right track when it comes to air tightness.
Mineral wool has been making quite a comeback as a go-to insulation for green buildings. No wonder then that the Kendeda Building in Owens Corning Thermafiber.
Glazing for the Kendeda Building, supplied by the glass fabrication giant Viracon, is about as high-performance as you can get when it comes to energy efficiency
By an unusual path, the Kendeda Building will include bird-safe glass. That’s rare among green buildings, which often ignore one of the leading causes of avian deaths.
Atlanta-based curtain-wall manufacturer Kawneer has its eye on a Living Building project in its backyard from the very start. Its longterm focus on sustainability paid off.
The orange air-and-water barrier that recently was painted onto the exterior walls of the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design, is intimately tied an earlier Living Building — Seattle’s Bullitt Center.
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.