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Emory Climate Talk
July 27, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Discussion on Sustainable Building and Virtual Tour of the Kendeda Building
Shan Arora is the Director of The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The Kendeda Building is a multi-disciplinary, non-departmental education building. It is pursuing the Living Building Challenge – the world’s most ambitious building performance standard. As the first regenerative building of its scale in the Southeastern United States, the building sets a new standard for design and construction in a region known for temperature extremes and humidity. The project’s goal is to transform the built environment in the Southeast by advancing innovation, and by showcasing synergies between environmental stewardship, social equity, and economic development.
Shan is currently on the Board of Directors of Georgia Interfaith Power & Light, a nonprofit that engages communities of faith in stewardship of Creation as a religious response to climate change, resource depletion, environmental injustice, pollution, and other disruptions in Creation. Prior to joining Georgia Tech in July 2018, Shan was with Southface Institute where he worked with local and regional partners to increase the amount of clean energy generated in Georgia, promote energy efficiency in the built environment, and expand the region’s clean energy workforce. Shan has an undergraduate and a law degree from Emory University. He was the head quarterback of their undefeated football team for a record seven seasons.
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