Georgia Tech, Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design

Kendeda Building
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 water-cooled heat pumps for centralized heating and cooling generation, radiant heating and cooling, natural ventilation, and energy recovery, 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

Photography by Jonathan Hillyer.

Project Details

Location:
Atlanta, GA

Dates of Service:
2017 - Present

Size:
37,000 SF (enclosed)

Services Performed

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

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