Imagine products designed and constructed to function as elegantly and efficiently as anything found in the natural world: a material thing that is informed by biomimicry and biophilia; manufactured by processes that generate more energy and water than they consume in facilities powered by renewable resources, that improve our quality of life and bring joy through their beauty and functionality. Imagine a product whose very existence builds soil; creates habitat; nourishes the human spirit; and provides inspiration for personal, political and economic change.
Imagine true sustainability in the goods we use in our homes, workplaces, neighborhoods, villages, towns and cities – Socially Just, Culturally Rich and Ecologically Restorative™.
Just as the Living Building Challenge transformed the building industry’s perception of what was possible for building performance – now the Living Product Challenge will transform the design and manufacturing of products of all types – from building materials to consumer goods, clothing and more.
Stay tuned as the first version of the Challenge is launched later in 2014.