As the completion date of The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design nears, Georgia Tech students, faculty, and staff are invited to host their lecture, meeting, or event in one of the most innovative and sustainable buildings in the Southeast.
Georgia Tech seeks to construct and operate The Kendeda Building to the Living Building Challenge certification standard, the world’s most rigorous sustainable design and performance standard for buildings. As such, The Kendeda Building will abide by strict construction guidelines as well as operating procedures. This includes harvesting more energy than it uses on site through renewable sources, as well as collecting, treating, and reusing more water than it needs on an annual basis.
“We are excited to showcase The Kendeda Building to the campus community,” said Shan Arora, director of The Kendeda Building. “By design, it will necessitate that we think differently about how to occupy and use a building. It’s an educational process for us all.”
At this time, The Kendeda Building is available for reservations from October 28 to December 19, 2019. Rooms available for booking include a 170-person auditorium, conference room, three classrooms, and four class labrooms. Georgia Tech students, faculty, and staff will receive priority in making reservations until April 26, when space in The Kendeda Building will be opened to the broader community.
You can learn about this project at livingbuilding.gatech.edu.