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,
- Learn what's new in version 3.0 and Read our FAQ
- Read the new 3.0 Documentation Requirements
- Download our Living Building Challenge 3.0 Petal Handbooks (Available for purchase for ILFI Members only).
- Sign up for one of our upcoming Understanding the Living Building Challenge in-person workshops or online webinars.
Learn about prior versions of the Standard.