DESIGN FOR THE FUTURE

With the Living Building Challenge, you can create buildings that are:
  • Regenerative spaces that connect occupants to light, air, food, nature, and community.
  • Self-sufficient and remain within the resource limits of their site. Living Buildings produce more energy than they use and collect and treat all water on site.
  • Healthy and beautiful.
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 HAS TWO CORE RULES

  1. All Imperatives assigned to a Typology are mandatory. 
  2. Living Building Challenge certification requires actual, rather than anticipated, performance demonstrated over twelve consecutive months.

PETALS & IMPERATIVES

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.
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