Earth Day 2014: Green Tips from Our Green Designers

“We basically created super teams of people with very few weaknesses.”
KAI Design & Build’s Michael B. Kennedy on how building design can benefit from business acumen—and vice versa

Looking back on his childhood, Michael B. Kennedy can still recall watching his father design projects in the basement of their family home. In 1980, when Kennedy was just three years old, his father started what would become KAI Design & Build, a leading architecture and construction firm based in St. Louis that was making LEED-certifiable buildings before the USGBC emerged. Kennedy is now president of KAI Design & Build and uses his background in business to foster a company culture emphasizing communication and collaboration. 

Integrating BIM

Green and the New Normal

by Nathan Rauh, AIA, LEED AP'Green building' is no longer a fresh or novel approach to projects. Instead, the pursuit of environmentally responsible and energy-efficient operations is maturing into standard practice.

Growth in Green Building Use Expected to Drive Use of BIM Tools Says New McGraw-Hill Construction Study

The growth of the green building market will drive adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, according to a new SmartMarket Report, Green BIM: How Building Information Modeling is Contributing to Green Design and Construction, released by McGraw-Hill Construction.