Have you heard of the Living Building Challenge? It 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 over a minimum of 12 months of continuous occupancy’.
There are different levels to the Challenge, and you can use as many of the elements you would like to / are able to in a building. The idea is that buildings should act like a flower. Flowers can’t move to get water and sunlight and air, so they are designed to capture their own water and sunlight to be able to survive. The Living Building Challenge challenges buildings to do the same – capture what it needs to be able to operate and function.
Well, Tricia Love, a colleague of ours at TLC, an ESD consultant, who has been talking to us about the Living Building Challenge, has been awarded with a Living Building Challenge Hero Award! We couldn’t be prouder and we look forward to learning more about applying the challenge to our designs.
You can read more about the Hero’s here:
And more about the Living Building Challenge here: