Structural timber construction doesn’t snap together like Legos. But it holds several practical advantages over conventional steel and concrete methods. Among them are speed and the relatively light weight of wood.
The Living Building Challenge requires projects to incorporate at least one salvaged material per 500 square feet. For Skanska Project Manager Jimmy Mitchell that has meant a lot of planning.
Pop-quiz: In September, what U.S. state became the first to open a building designed to meet the world’s most stringent green building standard? The answer will surprise you.
Wood’s low embodied carbon content has benighted it as the structural material of choice for green buildings. Here’s a quick cheat sheet to help navigate the modern realm of structural timber.
What’s the biggest barrier to regenerative design? One survey at a recent summit on the topic points to lack of awareness, Lord Aeck Sargent’s Ramana Koti reports.
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.