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.
Three months after he joined the Georgia Institute of Technology as director of the Kendeda Building for Sustainable Innovative, Design, we caught up with Shan Arora to find out what it’s like to serve as director of building that doesn’t actually exist yet.
Trim Tab — the online ‘zine of International Living Future Institute — is chock full of articles this month that should interest sustainable design and construction professionals in the Southeast.
Today’s IPCC report on climate change is truly sobering. But it also lays out how the building sector would have to play a role in any route out of this mess.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms dropped in last week to help the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge present the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design with its annual Game Changer Award.
Georgia Tech hosts a daylong International Living Future Institute workshop Oct. 18 to explore the how the world’s most rigorous green building certification platform plays out in a hot, humid climate like the Southeast’s.
Many architects and engineers now admit that they’ve been designing overly conditioned indoor spaces for decades. Maybe, it’s taken a while to get all the complexities of indoor comfort just right. Maybe, it’s just the ecstasy one feels when escaping the heat by walking into a cool building.
Site development at the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design was step one toward restoring ecological functions n a site that was once a forest.
Skanska wasn’t planning to use a solar panel to power an Oxblue live camera at the site of the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design. But you have to admit: It’s fitting.
The Kendeda Building site’s ecological history is connected to the ecological history of a much broader area — and the impact of such regenerative projects may model how to restore the natural well-being of an entire region.