• "The Challenge inspires teams to base decisions on restorative principles rather than 'least common denominator' solutions."

    -TIMEA PAAL, ECOBIBLIOTECA RENOVATION, ROMANIA

  • "Students are surrounded by the systems that they study. Hawaii Prep’s Energy Lab offers a continuous sustainable ‘teaching moment’."

     - DR. BILL WIECKING, HAWAII PREP ACADEMY

Case Studies

Since its public launch in November 2006, the Living Building Challenge has inspired thousands of people throughout the world to action. Project teams are innovating solutions to create net zero energy, water independent, non-toxic, and culturally rich projects. To date, thirteen projects have achieved certification through the Living Building Challenge, five of which have achieved Full Certification, and many others have entered the twelve-month operational phase required prior to audit. Learn more about the certified projects: