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Living Building Challenge

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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

The Greenest Building: How the Bullitt Center Changes the Urban Landscape

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Ecotone Publishing announced today the release of The Greenest Building: How the Bullitt Center Changes the Urban Landscape. With projects around the world trying to replicate the lessons from the Bullitt Center, this book offers invaluable insight into what it took to make the building a reality.


ILFI Staff Highlight - January 2016

Monday, January 11, 2016

Learn what motivates Brad: what he wanted to be when he graduated from high school; how that decision led to working in the regenerative building movement; and what he does when he's not helping our organization lead and support the transformation toward communities that are socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative.


Building for People: Human-centered Design with Local Materials

Friday, January 8, 2016

A mobile laboratory is traveling across Europe. Designed and built by university students, the lab serves as a hub for innovative façade design.