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    A visionary path to a restorative future.

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The Living Building Challenge is the built environment's most rigorous performance standard. It calls for the creation of building projects at all scales that operate as cleanly, beautifully and efficiently as nature's architecture. To be certified under the Challenge, projects must meet a series of ambitious performance requirements over a minimum of 12 months of continuous occupancy.

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Whether your project is a single building, a park, a college campus or even a complete community, the Living Building Challenge and the Living Community Challenge provide frameworks for design, construction and the symbiotic relationship between people and all aspects of the built environment. Teams must identify a Typology that aligns with their project to determine which Imperatives apply.

Living Building Challenge News

Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA Promoted to Executive Director of the Institute

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The International Living Future Institute™ announced today that Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA is being promoted to Executive Director of the Institute effective August 1st. Read More...


Boards of Directors for Cascadia and ILFI Re-integrate

Monday, July 7, 2014

The International Living Future Institute and Cascadia Green Building Council are excited to announce the re-integration of both boards into one joint board, which will serve under the ILFI umbrella. Read More...


HOK Design wins Chicago Collaborative Design Competition

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Designers from HOK’s Chicago office recently won the 2014 School Annex Design Competition organized by the Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Chicago (LBCCC). Read More...