Word-of-the-Month: Living Building Challenge
Living Building Challenge
The Living Building Challenge (LBC) is an ever-evolving human health and ecological impact standard, which provides certification based on the actual performance of a space, rather than the modeled projection.
The LBC program is comprised of seven categories, or petals. The petals include place, water, energy, health and happiness, materials, equity, and beauty. For a project to be considered for LBC certification, it must take a holistic approach and address these petals in its design and construction.
The LBC program believes that regenerative design should be attainable to everyone, everywhere. Therefore, since there are a variety of building methods and scopes possible, the qualification petal standards can be scaled up or down, depending on the project’s location and building type.