The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design is complete and occupied. This month, we share columns by project and community leaders on 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.
We asked leading change makers to tell us how the Kendeda Building might kickstart an overdue transformation of our building industry.
Keith Loiseau: Vanderbilt’s Living Building push
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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