The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design

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2021
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The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design
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Campus buiding that hit everything and checks every box from equity to performance.
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Exterior view, looking from the Eco- Commons at the Regenerative Porch defined by the solar array.
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[{"image_id":"6391167","caption":"The photovoltaic canopy extends over an outdoor classroom and roof garden which supports Georgia Tech\u2019s Urban Bee Program including beds for pollinator plants and seasonal urban agriculture. "},{"image_id":"6391168","caption":"Thermal comfort can be controlled by the occupants out from the atrium to the west facing porch as well as the exterior through the large doors opening."},{"image_id":"6391169","caption":"The teaching labs use extensive daylight harvesting and have operable windows and ceiling fans for comfort and connection to the campus."},{"image_id":"6391176","caption":"Atrium view looking south highlights the open volume and collaboration spaces combined with human powered circulation."}]
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"],[0,[],0,"The\nproject encourages alternative transportation by eliminating on-site parking\nand instead providing 56 bike racks, bus access on-site, and a series of\nuniversally accessible paths."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[2],1,"What services does the project provide to the surrounding\ncommunity (e.g., farmers markets, polling stations, clinics, etc.)? "],[0,[],0,"The\nglobal pandemic has limited what the project can provide at this time; however,\ndedicated funding is secured for future community outreach."]]],[1,"h2",[[0,[],0,"How does this project and site promote:"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Provide an example for each."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[2],1,"Mental restoration: "],[0,[],0,"The site includes a series of\nuniversally accessible pedestrian paths through the different eco-zones,\ncomplete with benches for moments of reflection. The porches and roof garden\noffer covered outdoor space that can be used by all for moments of recharge."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[2],1,"Physical activity: "],[0,[],0,"The circulation through the site\nand the building is the connective tissue of discovery that links the Kendeda\nBuilding with the adjacent Eco-Commons, an eight-acre restored park and\nlandscape that is part of a separate campus project. The two-story central\natrium is the heart of the building, drawing people in and delivering daylight\nthroughout. The ramp and irresistible stair of the atrium promote physical\nactivity."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[2],1,"Social connection: "],[0,[],0,"Adopting the porch typology that\nhas come to define the vernacular architecture of the southeast, the building\nis wrapped in welcoming, covered open spaces that blur the line between inside\nand out while passively mitigating the climate. The south porch opens out to\nthe community. It provides a welcome civic presence to the heart of campus and\nprimary vehicular point of interface. The Regenerative Porch, located on the\nwest steps with grade linking the building directly to the landscape and\nconstructed wetlands, serves as the primary orientation to the site. It can be\nused as extended teaching space, collaboration space, or a place to socialize\nand recharge."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[2],1,"Cultural understanding: "],[0,[],0,"The Kendeda\nBuilding was designed with the intent to advance social equity on campus and\nbeyond. The site is adjacent to the Pickrick site, an infamous site of\ndiscrimination. The Kendeda Building exemplifies Georgia Tech\u2019s continuously\ngrowing compassion and progress while respecting the struggle to get there.\nThis building and its site will be a place for students and the surrounding\ncommunities to come together."]]]]},"title":"Equitable Communities"},{"body":{"version":"0.3.0","atoms":[],"cards":[["images-card",{"images":[{"url":"http:\/\/res.cloudinary.com\/dpcbzfiye\/image\/upload\/v1618799056\/rs6x1bdho0xqrslztkyo.jpg","id":"6392351"}],"caption":"View up hill to the south highlighting the interconnected bioswales with the Porch in the background. This system treats rain water that is not captured for other uses. All paving is pervious, allowing water to be stored under the paved area as well. "}]],"markups":[["strong"]],"sections":[[1,"p",[]],[10,0],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"The\nKendeda Building landscape relies on species native to Atlanta\u2019s local\necosystems. More specifically, the plant selection reflects the area\u2019s Level\nIII ecoregion: Piedmont, with attention paid to anticipated climate change-driven\nspecies tolerances. The planting strategy provides social benefits (e.g.,\nshade, food, beauty) and ecological services (stormwater management, carbon\nsequestration, wildlife habitat, pollinator foraging) while taking cues from\nthe region\u2019s local ecology. The site\u2019s three main planting zones will consist\nof a mesic woodland, seepage wetland, and their ecotone zone once they are fully\ngrown. The first two are habitat-oriented planting zones. The site also\nincludes edible landscape, including native fruit- and nut-bearing species.\nThird, the roof garden includes pollinator plants, blueberries, and an apiary.\nEach zone is intended to offer rich, didactic opportunities through curriculum\nintegration and self-exploration of novel landscape types. Students will\ncollect data around the site\u2019s biodiversity as part of class research projects\nand will document long-term patterns of growth and development of the\nsurrounding community (succession)."]]],[1,"h2",[[0,[],0,"Mandatory metrics"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Is this a previously developed site? 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A key feature of the plan is the\nrestoration of two surface parking lots to the eight-acre Eco-Commons, a\npermanent open space and stormwater management system, and the Kendeda\nBuilding. The development of the Kendeda Building included 43.5% increased\nvegetation with 100% native species."]]]]},"title":"Ecosystems"},{"body":{"version":"0.3.0","atoms":[],"cards":[["images-card",{"images":[{"url":"http:\/\/res.cloudinary.com\/dpcbzfiye\/image\/upload\/v1618621026\/l2n4y3tgjmes6scgjxtw.jpg","id":"6392257"}],"caption":"The site and water systems on the project are fully integrated and combine to create a system that captures all needed water, including potable, and treats all of it before allowing it to infiltrate back into the ground water."}]],"markups":[["strong"]],"sections":[[1,"p",[]],[10,0],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Water\nsystems of the Kendeda Building are designed to integrate the project into the\nGeorgia Tech ecosystem and ensure the project lives within its water means. The\nbuilding sits high in the water shed (in Atlanta with an aging Combined Sewer Overflow),\nso care was taken to ensure that runoff from the project would not exceed that\nof the Piedmont Forest ecosystem, where the project is located, in a 10-year\nstorm. Since every drop that leaves the site is a potential polluter further\ndownstream, slowing and treating water through pervious paving, interconnected\nbioswales, and subsurface storage drove much of the site design. Rain that\nfalls on the solar panels is channeled to the roof where it is filtered and\nstored in a 50,000-gallon cistern; this is the primary source for potable\nwater. The overflow, if the cistern is full, goes to the bioswale system and is\ninfiltrated into the ground. The project uses zero potable water from the\nmunicipal supply, meeting all its needs from collected water (fire safety\nsystems are the one exception). The project treats and then infiltrates all\ngrey water generated from this collected supply via an educational wetland. The\nproject also generates no black water by using composting toilets."]]],[1,"h2",[[0,[],0,"Mandatory metrics"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Is on-site potable water use regularly metered and monitored?: "],[0,[],0,"yes"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Is water use submetered?: "],[0,[],0,"yes"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Was water consumption modeled?: "],[0,[],0,"yes"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Is potable water used for non-potable uses (e.g. irrigation, toilet flushing)?: "],[0,[],0,"no"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1," Is rainwater collected and stored for on-site use?: "],[0,[],0,"yes"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"What non-potable water sources are collected for reuse?: "],[0,[],0,"Irrigation, Non-irrigation site water , Toilets , Mechanical, Process, Potable"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Percentage of rainwater managed on-site (from maximum anticipated 24-hour, two-year storm event):"],[0,[],0," 90"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Percentage of the site area that is vegetated using irrigated turf grass: "],[0,[],0,"0"]]],[1,"h2",[[0,[],0,"Design intent"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Describe the quality of the water that runs of f the site: "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Describe the project\u2019s water resilience strategies. 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Together, the two organizations built the 489 nail-laminated\ntimber (NLT) floor and roof panels that are exposed throughout the building."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"With the\nbuilding now in operation, the equity practices have extended to the current\nstaff. Custodians are now scheduled to work days rather than nights to create\nbetter dynamics and relationships among staff, students, and faculty.\nFacilities staff is empowered to participate in building activities, including\ntours and scheduled lectures. The on-site horticulturalist position was shifted\nfrom an hourly to a salaried position to allow for greater flexibility in the\neducational mission. Rooms within the building can be reserved by outside\ncommunity members who are not students or faculty, expanding the reach of the\nbuilding to all."]]],[1,"h2",[[0,[],0,"Mandatory metrics"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Construction costs per square foot (USD\/SF): "],[0,[],0,"552"]]],[1,"h2",[[0,[],0,"Design Intent"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Describe right-sizing strategies and considerations: "],[0,[],0,"The\nuniversity performed careful analysis to determine the need for space and\ntranslated that to right-sizing the program while sharing exterior spaces for\nclassroom and gathering functions and roof access for urban agriculture and\nlaboratory analysis."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"How did design choices minimize materials usage, allowing for\nlower cost and more efficiently designed systems\/structure? 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"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Occupant\nhealth and well-being strategies of outdoor classrooms, natural ventilation,\ngenerous daylighting, and reduction of chemicals of concern bring value to\nstudents and faculty by improving productivity and academic outcomes. "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Open\nspaces and minimal structure lead to flexibility and adaptability of space."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Resilience\nis provided through off-grid solutions of photovoltaics, battery backup, and on-site\npotable and grey\/black water treatment. "]]]]},"title":"Economy"},{"body":{"version":"0.3.0","atoms":[],"cards":[["images-card",{"images":[{"url":"http:\/\/res.cloudinary.com\/dpcbzfiye\/image\/upload\/v1618621570\/pvehgljooncolvmvwg1r.jpg","id":"6392258"}],"caption":"Diagram showing the solar array. The number of panels are color coded to show the systems they power. These panels are also the primary water collection system for the project. 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Ceiling fans and automated operable\nwindows in every space provide natural ventilation for a comfortable interior\nenvironment without relying exclusively on the heated\/chilled topping slab. A\ndynamic approach to thermal comfort considers weather, temperature, humidity,\nclothing, and activity level on a space-by-space basis to manage energy\nrequired by the mechanical systems. 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The\nskylights and operable windows and doors visually connect the interior and exterior;\nprovide daylight, views, and fresh air; and physically connect the users to the\nporch and eco-commons. Fresh air is provided through the dedicated outdoor air\nsystem (DOAS) and operable windows. Air quality is kept high by avoiding\nnoxious chemicals and containing particulates at the vestibules."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"ILFI\u2019s Red\nList materials were not permitted in the project. The building incorporates\nlarge amounts of salvaged materials in the landscape, floor and roof deck, and\nstairs and furniture."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Biophilic\ndesign is key to the design; live-edge wood furniture, salvaged from felled\ntrees, pepper the atrium, and exposed wood is seen throughout the building in\nthe structure, the ceiling, and the flooring. The atrium space displays\nrotating artwork, and a double-height mural illustrates the building systems."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"The\naccessible ramp, prominent within the building, is a beautiful celebration of\ninclusion. On either side of the ramp is the irresistible and occupiable stair,\nwhich encourages movement and interaction. While the stairs are functional,\nthey are also comprised of salvaged materials in an articulated manner that\ncelebrates the use of natural materials."]]],[1,"h2",[[0,[],0,"Mandatory metrics"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Do greater than 90% of occupied spaces have a direct view to the outdoors?: "],[0,[],0,"yes"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Was daylight modeled to inform design decisions? Summarize results: "],[0,[],0,"yes: Daylight optimization led to further simplification of the atrium skylight design and was instrumental in bringing the daylight levels to the targeted 15-30 FC. 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Storage for 56 bikes and a repair station are in the building\nand on-site. Showers are provided for commuters. A beautiful accessibility ramp\npromotes easy movement for all through the atrium and the irresistible stair\npromotes movement and interaction."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[2],1,"Major strategy for providing healthy foods: "],[0,[],0,"An\non-site blueberry orchard, the Georgia Tech Urban Honey Bee Project hives\nlocated on the roof garden, and muscadine grape vines along exterior walls all serve\nto reconnect students, faculty, and visitors with their food system. An on-site\nlocal coffee cart with healthy food options is planned and there is access to Georgia\nTech\u2019s cafeteria program. The landscape includes native nut- and fruit-bearing\ntrees and shrubs, including paw paws, service berry, blackberry, Muscadine\ngrapes, blueberries, and pecans. There is also an educational apiary on the\nroof, which provides honey."]]]]},"title":"Well-being"},{"body":{"version":"0.3.0","atoms":[],"cards":[],"markups":[["strong"]],"sections":[[1,"h2",[[0,[],0,"Mandatory Metrics"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Total embodied carbon in metric tonnes: "],[0,[],0,"1030"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Was construction waste considered and tracked on this project? Summarize, results: "],[0,[],0,"yes"],[0,[0],1,"; "],[0,[],0,"Waste was tracked and handled to meet the Living Building Challenge Materials Petal. One of the main methods that The Kendeda Building used to reach net-positive waste was incorporating one salvaged material per 500 square meters of gross building area. This works out to be, at minimum, seven salvaged materials that will showcase a great story. Through design, coordination, and resourcefulness, the project team reused a series of salvaged materials to incorporate 27 re-purposed components, more than tripling the minimum requirement. 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The team worked to reduce embodied carbon by salvaging\nmaterials and optimizing their global warming potential. All products and\nmaterials were chosen for their Red List, VOC, and CDPH compliance, which was\nalso extended to all furniture and furnishings. All wood on the project is\nFSC-certified or salvaged. Sixty-nine percent of materials and products were\nsourced from within 620 miles (1,000 km) of the project, and over 99% of all\nconstruction waste was diverted from the landfill."]]]]},"title":"Resources"},{"body":{"version":"0.3.0","atoms":[],"cards":[["images-card",{"images":[{"url":"http:\/\/res.cloudinary.com\/dpcbzfiye\/image\/upload\/v1618799310\/dayc8fnfh8rucaf2cfmh.jpg","id":"6392352"}],"caption":"The west facing porch offers informal seating for gathering under the solar canopy and creates an outdoor classroom at the bottom of the hill. 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The rainwater\ncatchment system was sized to handle the varying rainfall amounts to provide\npotable water and irrigation water for native plants to handle water treatment.\nThe PV system has sufficient surplus panels to accommodate shifting weather\npatterns. Passive design strategies like the Regenerative Porch provide shading\nfor the building\u2019s interior and cool outdoor classroom space, while water\ntreatment and urban agriculture help the building respond and adapt to its\nclimate."]]],[1,"h2",[[0,[],0,"Mandatory metrics"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Percentage of project floor area, if any, that was adapted from existing buildings: "],[0,[],0,"0 CO"],[0,[1],1,"2"],[0,[],0,"\/sf "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Was research conducted on the most likely local hazards? 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