Erin English on the Living Building Challenge Water Petal: How one project presented her and her colleagues with “the opportunity to design a building that could begin to restore and revive our vital connections to that old friend – and to re-engage in a loving, caring relationship with the natural systems that sustain us and our place.”
Georgia Tech’s John J. DuConge’ on the Place Petal and the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design: “Think about [the building] as a meeting place for two landscapes.”
Labor Day may have come and gone. But last weekend was celebration time for the workers who built the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design. Check out these photos from the building’s first large event.
Skanska USA is putting the petal to metal as the general contractor prepares to turn the keys over to Georgia Tech for one of the world’s greenest educational buildings.
The drywall used in the Kendeda Building takes a fairly mainstream approach to addressing embodied carbon and water conservation, along with other sustainability challenges.
Sixty-two technologically sophisticated Big Ass Fans will play a big role in cooling the Kendeda Building.
Georgia Organics CEO Alice Rolls has been slipping away from her office to raid a blueberry bush. A new report from her organization identifies how to clear key obstacles to edible landscapes in her home city of Atlanta.
As early as next spring, visitors to the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design should be able to enjoy fruit with very little labor. But they’ll have to wait a while for the sweetest of harvests.