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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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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

2015 Living Building Challenge Heroes

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The International Living Future Institute™ announced the recipients of its 2015 Living Building Challenge™ Hero Awards. The new Heroes were recognized at the Institute’s Big Bang Dinner, a focal point of its annual Living Future unConference.

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Environmental Handprinting

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

It is a tall order for humanity to become healers of the planet; in order to do so, people need to tap into new avenues of influence that are not yet sufficiently explored and identified. Tools for tracking and reporting negative environmental impacts (our environmental footprints) are becoming increasingly more sophisticated.

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What a Living Future Means to Me

Monday, March 23, 2015

We humans live by shared cultural stories that serve as the lens through which we view reality. Most important are the sacred stories that give meaning to our lives and frame our shared understanding of what is most important to our well-being.
 

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