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.
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.