Living Building Challenge
Healthy Buildings for Thriving Communities
Imagine ... a building designed and constructed to function as elegantly and efficiently as a flower. True sustainability in our homes, workplaces, neighborhoods, villages, towns and cities. 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 they seek.
The Living Building 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 a
The Living Building Challenge is to 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 over a minimum of 12 months of continuous occupancy.lmost every conceivable building project, of any scale and any location—be it a new building or an existing structure.