State governments, local governments and a large part of the business community have stepped into the void of federal inaction on climate change. In 2019, their actions may drag the rest of the country kicking and screaming toward action.
No matter how much planning goes into the design or how many salvage items are worked into the specs, getting to net positive waste requires a vigilance that continues until the project is complete.
The math of “net positive waste” is pretty basic: Divert more stuff from the landfill than you send to the landfill. As with many simple formulas, the challenge lies in the details.
The Living Building Challenge requires projects to be “net positive waste.” Here’s how the Kendeda Building is meeting its materials conservation goals.
Living Building Challenge founder Jason F. McLennan proposes a framework for scaling biophilic design appropriately in different types of building projects.
With springtime just around the corner, construction on the South’s largest Living Building is now entering the homestretch.
A 50-cubic-yard concrete pour was the first of five in which a thin layer of a special, fiber-heavy concrete was spread over tubing for the building’s highly efficient radiant floors.
After two events last year introduced regenerative concepts to the Tennessee capital, the Nashville Living Future Collaborative will hold part 3 “Making Nashville Living Building Ready” series Jan. 31 on the Vanderbilt campus.
Nearly a year later, solar tariffs imposed by the Trump administration have cost jobs and slowed solar adoption. Four manufacturers have announced plans for new plants. But a factory owned by Suniva — the company that called for the tariffs — sits vacant amid post-industrial detritus.
Just in time for the holidays, here’s an informal status report — in the form of a few snapshots — on the Kendeda Building for Innovative Design at Georgia Tech.