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.
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.
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.