The purpose of the Living Building Science team is to evaluate the impact of the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design on the non-human living and nonliving environment using sustainable scientific methods.
Issues Involved or Addressed
- Monitor the water quality of potable water in the building and evaluate how rainfall and building usage affects biological and chemical properties.
- Characterize the chemical and biological properties of water exiting the constructed wetland/ gray water treatment system.
- Evaluate the effects of solar panel arrays on building heat capture and surrounding environment.
- Examine the effect of compost infusion treatment on garden soil microbiome composition.
- Develop methods to increase carbon capture by soils.
- Quantify resident and migratory wildlife populations through remote sensing technology.
- Examine the effects of pollinator diversity and abundance on fruit production in urban agricultural settings.
- Develop low/no impact laboratory protocols that minimize energy and water utilization and waste production.
- Engage Atlanta community with twice-yearly LBS research open houses.
- Maintain and add to a searchable database of biodiversity found at the site suitable for community-engagement biodiversity events (BioBlitzes)
Methods and Technologies
Academic Majors of Interest
Meeting Schedule & Location
- Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
- College of Sciences
- Biological Sciences