Alissa Kingsley and Ramana Koti gather observations from 14 female members of the Kendeda Building project team. I took particular interest in a challenge laid down by PAE Consulting Engineers’ Karina Hershberg.
Newcomb & Boyd’s Todd Mowinski: Given a large enough solar array and plenty of battery storage, nearly any building could attain net positive energy. That would be very expensive. The real key? Solid, creative engineering
Kendeda Building Director Shan Arora was chomping at the bit last month before the building opened and has been off to the races since. Here’s one of several photo “anthologies” that he’s been sharing with friends and colleagues.
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.