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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

Join ILFI at Greenbuild

Friday, July 31, 2015

Going to Greenbuild? Save the date for Institute sessions and shoulder events and come find us at our booth in November!

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ILFI Staff Highlight July 2015

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Learn what motivates Marisa, what she wanted to be when she graduated from high school, how that led to working in the regenerative building movement and what she does when she's not enjoying the brightness of working in Seattle's Bullitt Center.

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Toward a Living Community Vision for Seattle’s First Hill

Monday, July 6, 2015

Seattle’s First Hill and the surrounding neighborhoods are among the most dense, diverse, dynamic in the City regarding people, buildings and uses. The success of First Hill becoming a Living Community shows that any neighborhood can achieve this certification.

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