The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design is complete and occupied. The columns below — by project and community leaders — offer up lessons learned from this innovative project.
Project team members offer up lessons learned through the lens of the seven Petals around which the Living Building Challenge is organized.
Place: A bridge and not a boundary
Water: Restoring a vital friendship
Energy: In Southeast, it’s the humidity
Health & Happiness: How to measure a smile
Materials: Tangible transformation
Equity: Where people fit in sustainability
Beauty Petal: In eye of the beholder
We asked leading change makers to tell us how the Kendeda Building might kickstart an overdue transformation of our building industry.
Diana Blank: The power of experiencing nature
Ryan Gravel: Building a regenerative movement
Ande Noktes: A small school’s commitment
Kim Cobb: Modeling change 1 building at a time
Howard Wertheimer: Where colleges go from here
Keith Loiseau: Vanderbilt’s Living Building push
LATEST FROM THE BUILDING
Kendeda Building ‘not the final destination’: Dedication in pictures — and a roll forward
One message rang consistent at a cheerful dedication ceremony Thursday morning for the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design: This is just the beginning.
“Let’s all agree that today is not the final destination — not even close,” Kendeda Fund Executive Director Dena Kimball told more than 250 gathered in the super-sustainable building’s auditorium.
Kimball’s mother, Diana Blank, who is the philanthropist behind the Kendeda Fund, conceived of the building as a model to prod a transformation of design and construction in the Southeast. CONTINUE READING