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  • Introducing Living Building Challenge 3.0

    A visionary path to a restorative future.

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Read the Standard

 

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.

Certified Projects

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

Bob Berkebile Joins the Institute

Monday, October 20, 2014

The International Living Future Institute™ today announced the addition of Bob Berkebile to its team. Berkebile, an influential architect and green building pioneer, will serve as a senior strategic advisor to the Institute in general and with the Living Product Challenge™ and Living Community Challenge ™ specifically. Read More...

Amanda Sturgeon Named One of 10 Most Powerful Women in Sustainability

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Institute ED Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA joins Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on GB&D Magazine's "10 Most Important Women in Sustainability". Read More...

New Expectations: Green Infrastructure in Living Communities

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Living Community Challenge offers a policy framework for jurisdictions leading on green infrastructure and sustainable communities. Read More...