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    A visionary path to a restorative future.

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  • From inspiration to certification

    Learn about our certification process.

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    for a world of Living Buildings and Communities

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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.

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

Register your Net Zero Energy Building project today!

Friday, September 18, 2015

The International Living Future Institute is seeking projects eligible for our Net Zero Energy Building Certifications in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties in Washington State. The Institute has funds available to cover certification costs. Please submit your request no later than September 25th, 2015.


A Powerful Trajectory: 2014 Annual Report

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

It is with great pleasure that we share this annual report that documents an incredible year of positive, transformational change. In 2014, we reached a critical inflection point in our work—we gained traction in new markets as Living Building Challenge projects continued to spread around the world.