• Living Building Challenge 3.0

    A visionary path to a restorative future.

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  • From inspiration to certification

    Learn about our certification process.

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  • Now is the time

    for a world of Living Buildings and Communities

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[strong]Living Building[/strong] Challenge

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


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

Gaining Momentum: The Living Product 50

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

A select group of manufacturers drawn from the Living Product 50 (LP50) currently including Owens Corning, Bureo Skateboard and One Earth Design are actively working to develop the world’s first Living Products.


Announcing the Living Building Challenge Affordable Housing Pilot Projects

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

We are excited to announce the affordable housing projects that have been given the opportunity to join a community of North America's leading sustainability innovators through the Living Building Challenge Affordable Housing Pilot Project pilot program beginning August 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016.


ILFI Staff Highlight August 2015

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Learn what motivates Julie, what she wanted to be when she graduated from high school, how that led to working in the regenerative building movement and what she does when she's not planning the Living Product Expo, Net Positive Energy + Water Conference and Living Future!