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Living Building Challenge

If a building were a flower, what would it be like? Would it generate it's own energy? Create it's own food? Learn the strategies and principles in creating Living Buildings.

What is the Living Building Challenge?
Part manifesto, part call to action, and part rating system, the International Living Building Challenge (ILBC) is a standard that rates buildings, communities and infrastructure projects using the metaphor of the flower.

Live | Build | Sustain
This article explains the goals of the Living Building Challenge (LBC), discussing the hurdles to achieving the designation and compares the LBC to LEED. It also outlines a number of projects pursuing the LBC.

Living Buildings A Reality
Living Buildings provide 'living proof' that buildings operate as intended after providing one year of operational data for certification to the International Living Building Institute.

A Beginner's Guide to Eco Charrettes
An Eco Charrette is an intensive problem solving and planning session where multi-disciplinary teams assemble to solve complex sustainability problems and meet green goals.

What is Biomimicry?
Biomimicry, as defined by the Biomimicry Guild, is an innovation method that seeks sustainable solutions by emulating nature's time-tested patterns and strategies, e.g., a solar cell inspired by a leaf. The goal is to create products, processes, and policies-new ways of living-that are well-adapted to life on earth over the long haul.

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