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Georgia Institute of Technology, The Living Building

  • With a $30 million grant from the Kendeda Fund, Georgia Tech hopes to build the most environmentally advanced education and research building ever constructed in the Southeast. Skanska is committed to providing a Full Living Building Certified v3.1 facility.
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, The Living Building
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, The Living Building
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, The Living Building

Skanska is building this 38,000-SF fully certified Living Building Challenge v3.1 project on the Georgia Institute of Technology campus. This project will be a sustainability-focused facility supporting Georgia Tech's overarching goal to demonstrate a viable net-positive "urban" sustainable building in the Southeast. The facility, designed by the team of Lord Aeck Sargent and the Miller Hull Partnership, will support a dynamic education experience, a robust research platform and a public forum for community outreach. 

The project will incorporate ambitious sustainability strategies such as:

  • A salvaged item incorporated for every 500 square meters of building GSF
  • No red-list materials
  • A 12-month measurement period to measure actual performance
  • The facility will generate at least 105% of the energy that it uses
  • Rainwater collection to potable standards on site
  • Composting toilets
  • Urban agriculture


Living Building Challenge


Pamela Monastra
SVP, Head of Communications
Skanska USA Inc.


Service: Construction
Mark segment: Education
Start date: 2016
Completion date: 2019
Clients: Georgia Institute of Technology
Country: United States
City: Atlanta
Project status: Ongoing