Celebrate the Kendeda Building



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.

Materials Petal, Petal Columns, Chris Hellstern
Kim Cobb, Georgia Tech Global Change Program, Kendeda Building, Living Building, Georgia Tech
CHANGE-LEADER COLUMNS

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

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Keith Loiseau: Vanderbilt’s Living Building push

Project Timeline

LATEST FROM THE BUILDING
Angel Cabrera, Kendeda Building dedication

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

ECO-EVENTS IN THE BUILDING
Sept. 21  — Friends and Family Day – article
Oct. 16 — U.S. Green Building Council of Georgia Chrysallis Awards – article
Oct. 17 — Lifecycle Building Center Revel in Reuse annual fundraiser – information
Oct. 24 — Kendeda Building Open House – article
Oct 28-30 — Georgia Tech Sustainability Showcase – information
Nov. 18 — Official Greenbuild tour – information
Nov. 20 — Kellert Biophilic Design Award reception – read story