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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

LEED v4 Adopts Living Future's Declare Label

Monday, April 11, 2016

On April 4, 2016, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that the Living Future Institute's Declare label is now an approved pathway for Option 1 of the Building Product Optimization and Disclosure, Material Ingredients credit for LEED v4. 

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Jason McLennan Honored With Top Industry Recognition for Leadership in Green Design

Friday, April 8, 2016

Living Future Institute Founder and Chairman Jason F. McLennan received a distinguished Award of Excellence from Engineering News Record (ENR). 

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New Net Zero Energy Incentive Program Available in Illinois

Thursday, April 7, 2016

The Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation (ICECF), with the help of the International Living Future Institute, has launched a Net Zero Energy Building Program full of great incentives to help projects realize their potential in high performance buildings.;

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