• Imagine

    a building designed and constructed to function as elegantly and efficiently as a flower.

  • Imagine

    true sustainability in our homes, workplaces, neighborhoods, villages, towns and cities.

Living Building Challenge 3.0

The Living Building Challenge™ is a building certification program, advocacy tool and philosophy that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today and acts to rapidly diminish the gap between current limits and the end-game positive solutions we seek.

The Challenge is comprised of seven performance categories called Petals: Place, Water, Energy, Health & Happiness, Materials, Equity and Beauty. Petals are subdivided into a total of twenty Imperatives, each of which focuses on a specific sphere of influence. This compilation of Imperatives can be applied to almost every conceivable building project, of any scale and any location—be it a new building or an existing structure. Download the Living Building Challenge 3.0 Standard document below.

For more information,

Download the Living Building Challenge Standard 3.0 (PDF)

Learn about prior versions of the Standard.