Kendeda Named One of the Greenest Buildings in the World

It’s official – the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design is one of the greenest buildings in the world!
 
The Georgia Institute of Technology announced on Earth Day 2021 that The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design earned Living Building Challenge certification, the world’s most ambitious and holistic green building achievement. LONG was proud to provide the civil engineering services on this $30M, eco-friendly project.
 
The Kendeda Building is among the greenest in the world for being “net positive” with its use of energy and water. In other words, the Kendeda Building generates more energy and captures more water than it uses.
 
The “Living Building” certification came after a 12-month performance period, where the building generated 225 percent of the energy needed to power all of its electrical systems from solar panels on its roof. It also collected, treated, and infiltrated 15 times the amount of water needed for building functions. It had to meet all seven “petals” in the Living Building Challenge – Place; Water; Energy; Health and Happiness; Materials; Equity and Beauty.

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To learn more, visit https://livingbuilding.gatech.edu and https://livingbuilding.kendedafund.org

 

LONG Supports The Tradition

LONG was proud to put on green socks and host 3 teams for The Tradition – St. Paddy’s Day Golf at The Golf Club of Bradshaw Farms.

When you participate in ‘The Tradition’ you help bring awareness to Neurofibromatosis in honor of Jack O’ Brien Burke. Jack is a teen fighting Neurofibromatosis, also referred to as NF. NF is a rare genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves that can result in cancer or heart problems, lead to blindness, loss of hearing, learning disabilities or bone and mobility issues.

Jack is dedicated to fighting for a treatment or cure for NF for all children affected by it. The teen brings awareness to the disorder through Cure NF with Jack, a nonprofit started by Burke and his mother, Beth O’Brien, to fund research for treatment or a cure.

The Burke family and Cure NF with Jack have raised $3 million in private donations as well as through golf tournaments and fun run fundraisers over the last 10 years.

LONG is pleased to support Cure NF with Jack and their mission to find a cure or effective treatment for NF.

To learn more, visit: http://www.curenfwithjack.com

#endnf #iknowafighter #imwithjack

LONG Sponsors EIA at Georgia Tech

LONG is a proud sponsor of the Georgia Institute of Technology chapter of Engineers in Action (EIA). This program provides a team of dedicated students with the opportunity to apply their technical and communication skills to a hands-on bridge build project, all while connecting isolated communities across the world to new opportunities and essential resources.

EIA has constructed 85 bridges in 11 counties, servicing 150,000 previously isolated individuals worldwide.

The EIA bridge program is a volunteer, non-profit organization whose mission is to construct suspended footbridges in rural communities in South America and Africa, increasing residents’ access to schools, job opportunities, hospitals, markets, and freshwater access points.

Through the EIA program, students have the opportunity to apply technical skills to hands on experiences. Student university chapters lead the design process and are given extensive responsibilities in the design and construction process. These projects engage the local community in construction and project development which fosters a sustainable approach to addressing poverty.

See photos below from their 2019 bridge build trip to Bolivia:

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Scholarships at Kennesaw State University

Ellen and Shepherd Long, P.E., LEED AP, on behalf of Long Engineering, have been dedicated to providing financial support to assist students in achieving their dream of a college degree by establishing 3 scholarships at Kennesaw State University. Together, these endowed scholarships have provided over $400,000 of perpetual funding for KSU students in need. We are so proud and blessed to keep Ellen’s spirit alive in support of these important causes.

Link: https://lnkd.in/eCCwdGD

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LONG Moves To New Savannah Location

We are proud to announce that due to our remarkable growth and commitment to the greater Savannah area market, we have moved our Savannah office to a new location in Chatham County!

Our new location offers us the opportunity to better serve our clients and work with our valuable business partners. This location is right off I-16 and is conveniently located close to historic downtown Savannah.

We look forward to visiting with you at our new location!

#NewLocation #ChangeOfAddress #golong

Flyover of Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry

The $26.5 million Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry project is the largest greenspace in the City of Atlanta. We have been a proud member of Reeves Young’s team, providing the civil design services for this 280-acre park. This project will be transformative for Westside neighborhoods and become the home of a critical 2.4 billion-gallon backup source of drinking water for the city. Park elements include a grand entrance, circulation drives, parking lots, a Grand Lawn, green infrastructure stormwater management, accessible trails, and a spectacular overlook to view the quarry reservoir.

LONG has provided the design of all roadways, grading, and drainage plans as well as sediment, erosion and pollution control plans for Phase 1A of the project that encompassed 20 acres. Phase 1B included the addition of a 166-space parking lot that drains to 6 bioretention ponds and infiltration trenches, a Grand Lawn, a second restroom building, a pavilion and 6,800 feet of accessible trails. LONG is currently entering Phase 1C of the project with the design of an additional mile of trail rim that will go around the top of the Quarry.

Check out the flyover video below!

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