Living Building Challenge Accepted

Living Building Challenge Accepted

Published April 18, 2018

Georgia Tech is eagerly awaiting completion of the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design

The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design at Georgia Tech, now under construction and scheduled for completion in early 2019, is creating a lot of excitement and anticipation among students, faculty, and researchers. This “living building” will also be a “living laboratory” for teaching, learning, research, and outreach — not just demonstrating, but also expanding the possibilities for environmentally sustainable design in the future.

Video: The Kendeda Building For Innovative Sustainable Design

Caring for a Living Building

A Living Building is not unlike other organisms — it needs plenty of attention. Once the design and construction phases have past, the occupation and operation phases will continue to properly steward the Challenge principles for sustainability. 

Georgia Tech is grateful to the Kendeda Fund, which has invested $25 million to fund 100 percent of the design and construction costs of the project, as well as an additional $5 million to support programming activities.


Webcam still of construction site

Smile — You're on Kendeda Camera!

Watch via live webcam as the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design goes up — no hardhat necessary.

It's Earth Day Every Day at Georgia Tech

Learn more about how students, faculty, researchers, and entrepreneurs at Georgia Tech are creating the next solutions for a more environmentally responsible and sustainable future.

Earth Day Celebration: To Green and Beyond

Tech Green goes even greener on Earth Day, Friday, April 20, with activities, exhibits, music, food, and more. Check it out. 

Student working on water project

Serve-Learn-Sustain works with all six colleges at Georgia Tech to offer courses and programs connecting sustainability and community engagement with real-world partners and projects.

Scheller College of Business exterior

The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at Georgia Tech helps business-driven solutions to sustainability challenges take shape and thrive.

Portrait of student with sustainability award

Georgia Tech student wins Student Sustainability Leadership award for developing a natural herbicide.

Portrait of Brian Stone

Georgia Tech’s Urban Climate Lab focuses on land use and policies to address environmental issues.


Video: Troy Robinson, Micah Eavenson, Maxwell Guberman, Adam Karcz

Editor: Margaret Tate

Digital Design: Erica Endicott