A Living Building is a demonstration that the built environment can actually help restore the natural environment. A project achieves full certification, or ‘Living’ status, by attaining all Imperatives assigned to its Typology.
While achieving ‘living’ status is the ultimate goal, meeting the Imperatives of multiple Petals is a significant achievement in and of itself. For this reason, the Living Building Challenge offers Petal Certification. This certification option provides a platform for a project to inform other efforts throughout the world and accelerate the adoption of restorative principles.
Review the Certification Process for projects pursuing ‘Living’ status or Petal Certification.
A third option, Net Zero Energy Building Certification, recognizes building projects that achieve the Energy Petal, along with subset of Imperatives within the Site, Equity and Beauty Petals. Certification for Net-Zero Energy building projects is simple, cost effective and critical for integrity and transparency. Learn about the requirements and the certification process for Net Zero Energy Building Certification.