The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design is the first building in Georgia and 28th in the world to earn Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification, the world’s most ambitious and holistic green building achievement.
Low Income Passive House
Despite winnowing energy consumption by up to 80 percent, passive design is often seen as an added—and untenable—first cost to building developers. Now, one market sector is getting a boost to make the investment more palatable: affordable housing.
Portland Living Building
The PAE Living Building, designed to meet the world’s most rigorous sustainability standards, is the first developer-driven and largest commercial urban Living Building in the world.
The Bullitt Center was designed to show what’s possible today, changing the way people think about high performance green building.
While the building includes many innovations, in reality every feature of the building is being used elsewhere in the world. As Denis Hayes says, “our chief innovation is that we brought all these ideas together in one place at the same time” – net zero energy and water, composting toilets, toxic-free materials, FSC wood, and more.