Georgia Tech, Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design

Project Description

The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design is the most environmentally advanced education and research building in the Southeast. Situated under photovoltaic panels, the “living laboratory” is the first educational facility in Georgia to pursue Living Building Certification 3.0, and houses research labs, laboratory support areas, offices, and breakout spaces.

With geothermal heat pumps, radiant heating and cooling, natural ventilation, and displacement ventilation, the building supports environmental education and research development. The public outdoor learning space includes a 2,618 SF outdoor porch area and an accessible 1,000 SF roof deck. The rooftop garden, while not open to the public, contains the honeybee apiary, pollinator garden, and blueberry orchard.

Systems Commissioned:

  • HVAC
  • HVAC Controls
  • Intelligent Building System
  • Photovoltaics
  • Electrical
  • Smoke Control
  • Plumbing
  • Greywater System
  • Fire Alarm
  • Building Envelope


Project Details

Atlanta, GA

Dates of Service:
2017 - Present

37,000 SF (enclosed)

Services Performed

Peer Energy Model (Net Zero EUI)
Indoor Air Quality Testing

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