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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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Typologies

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

Institute Releases a Framework for Affordable Housing to Achieve the Living Building Challenge

Monday, November 24, 2014

Today, the Institute backed its mission with a framework report that outlines how multi-family affordable housing projects can achieve the Living Building Challenge; a philosophy, advocacy tool and certification program. 

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Brad Liljequist moderates Panel on Next Generation Infrastructure

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Liljequist issues challenge to imagine ideal end-state infrastructure systems, rather than accept incremental change. Read More...

Seattle Greenspace Certified as World's First Living Park

Thursday, October 30, 2014

In a neighborhood lacking public parks, a former traffic median has been re-developed into the world’s first “Living Park,” meeting all the rigorous goals of the Living Building Challenge. Read More...