thermal comfort, Kendeda Building, Georgia Tech

Rethinking thermal comfort for a green building era

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.

stormwater, water petal, Kendeda Building, Georgia Tech, map

An ecological history of the Living Building site

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.

Katerra, Living Building Challenge, Lord Aeck Sargent, Kendeda Building

Lord Aeck Sargent acquired by tech startup Katerra Inc.

Katerra’s consolidation of the Atlanta-based Lord Aeck Sargent could portend longterm disruptions in the design, construction and building materials industries. (But it’s unlikely to affect the Kendeda Building, because it’s already been designed.)