If you hear Kelly Roberts speak about whole building lifecycle analysis, you’ll know she’s passionate about the urgency of a specific problem: We had better reduce the embodied carbon in new buildings. And we’d better do that soon.
Three months after he joined the Georgia Institute of Technology as director of the Kendeda Building for Sustainable Innovative, Design, we caught up with Shan Arora to find out what it’s like to serve as director of building that doesn’t actually exist yet.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms dropped in last week to help the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge present the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design with its annual Game Changer Award.
Many architects and engineers now admit that they’ve been designing overly conditioned indoor spaces for decades. Maybe, it’s taken a while to get all the complexities of indoor comfort just right. Maybe, it’s just the ecstasy one feels when escaping the heat by walking into a cool building.
Site development at the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design was step one toward restoring ecological functions n a site that was once a forest.
Skanska wasn’t planning to use a solar panel to power an Oxblue live camera at the site of the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design. But you have to admit: It’s fitting.
The Kendeda Building site’s ecological history is connected to the ecological history of a much broader area — and the impact of such regenerative projects may model how to restore the natural well-being of an entire region.
Georgia Tech has selected Atlanta sustainability expert Shan Arora to serve as the first director of the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design.
Georgia Tech’s Annette Filliat takes a look at Living Building Equity Champions — one of the faculty-student pilot projects funded as part of the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design project.
A fitting tenant has first dibs on space in the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design — even though the building is more than a year away from completion. The Georgia Tech Global Change Program is itself only a few weeks old.