The Living Building ChallengeTM 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, including net zero energy, waste and water, over a minimum of 12 months of continuous occupancy.
Living buildings give more than they take, creating a positive impact on the human and natural systems that interact with them.
The Living Building Challenge is organized into seven performance areas called Petals. Each Petal is further sub-divided into Imperatives, which address specific issues through detailed requirements. For further details, download the latest standard version above or contact us about registering your project.
WELL & GREEN STAR CROSSWALKS
In April 2017 the crosswalk document for the Living Building Challenge 3.1 and Green Star Design & As Built was released. The crosswalk aims to simplify the process for new buildings that are seeking both Living Building Challenge certification and a Green Star – Design & As Built certified rating.
Projects pursuing both Living Building Challenge and WELL Building StandardTM can now use the crosswalk document to simplify the process of achieving both targets. For the latest information, please visit the International Living Future Institute’s website.
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The Health & Happiness petal of the Living Building Challenge calls for the integration of biophilic design into the project. Our Biophilic Design Initiative provides training and resources for your team to upskill and innovate in this field.