• 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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  • Lead the local application

    of Living Building Challenge principles through our Ambassador Network

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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


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

Trim Tab v.25 Place + Community

Thursday, May 14, 2015

This issue recounts the processes and success stories that embrace the genuine essence of Place + Community. We tell stories of key leaders pushing humanity forward, spotlight proven performance of a Living Building, compare human communities to ant communities and much more. 


Holistic Education: Sign-up for a Full Series and Save

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The International Living Future Institute is offering three education series' all focused on materials. Sign up to get the full experience.


Vote for ILFI Sessions at SXSWeco

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

We need your help to get our sessions accepted at SXSWeco! Click below to vote for our sessions. The voting is simple, just give a session a “Thumbs Up”!