Tech’s Kendeda Building featured in BBC series on problem-solving structures

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By David Pendered
BBC has begun airing a video about Georgia Tech’s Kendeda Building in a series about buildings around the globe that advance concepts of sustainability and equity.
Georgia Tech student Angelica Acevedo delivered opening remarks for the video about the Kendeda building that’s airing on BBC. Credit: bbc.com
The exposure places the Kendeda Building squarely in a rarefied arena of buildings that help address some of mankind’s great problems.
Through the video, Tech’s Kendeda Building takes its place on a platform created by BBC StoryWorks in collaboration with the World Green Building Council. The purpose of the series is to, “showcase leadership in the sustainable building and construction industry,” according to a description by worldbc.org.
The video is a crisply edited, 4:59-minute reminder of the aspirations for a building whose benefactor, Kendeda Fund founder Diana Blank, intended for it to, “serve as an impetus for new ways of approaching the world we want to live in.”
One forward-leaning aspect of the Kendeda Building that hasn’t previously received much recognition is the implementation of the Equity Petal of the Living Building Challenge.
Jennifer Hirsch, director of Tech’s Serve-Learn-Sustain initiative, and students …

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