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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

Jason F. McLennan featured in Metropolis and FutureArc

Friday, August 22, 2014

Jason F.  McLennan, the Institute's CEO and the creator of the Living Building Challenge™, shares his thoughts on sustainable design with two leading architecture magazines. Read More...

 

Eric Corey Freed Joins Institute as VP of Global Outreach

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Eric Corey Freed will oversee education, communications, publications, volunteer engagement and events as the VP of Global Outreach. Read More...