Living Building at Georgia Tech

The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design is a multi-disciplinary, non-departmental education building that is pursuing the Living Building Challenge – the world’s most ambitious building performance standard. Rather than being less bad than conventional buildings, The Kendeda Building is regenerative. It gives back more than it takes from the environment. To learn more, take the 3D Tour, browse the Interactive Image Maps, and review this website.

Kendeda Building Videos

The New Normal: A Sustainable Response to COVID-19
The New Normal: A Sustainable Response to COVID-19

This documentary features observations made by students, staff, faculty, and building professionals regarding COVID-19, the built environment, and how lessons learned from The Kendeda Building can inform what “the new normal” looks like once we emerge from this crisis. This film is dedicated to Nirmala Patel, Rasik Sheth, and all those we've lost to this pandemic.

Artwork Inspired by Science
Artwork Inspired by Science

Georgia Tech biomedical engineering major Emily Madsen is part of a club called Science. Art. Wonder. Using scrap accoya wood from The Kendeda Building as a canvas, Emily created a painting that exemplifies Place, Materials, and Beauty.

Creating a Living Building at Georgia Tech
Creating a Living Building at Georgia Tech

Sustainable development is happening at Georgia Tech! The most environmentally advanced academic building in the Southeast, if not the United States and perhaps the world is located in the heart of Atlanta on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology.

The Living Building Challenge aligns with Georgia Tech’s longstanding vision for the campus and provides a unique opportunity to physically demonstrate how Georgia Tech practices thoughtful stewardship of all of its resources and how its innovative thinking can transform future generations.