30 May '14, 5pm

What You Need to Know About the Living Building Challenge 3.0 - EcoBuilding Pulse

While net-zero energy, water, and waste buildings remain a lofty target for many builders and architects, the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) wants to push the industry even further. The organization's Living Building Challenge (LBC) was already just that for a large swath of the building industry: a challenge. Last week, ILFI released version 3.0 , which focuses on net-positive, regenerative structures—buildings that produce more energy and water than they use, treat more resources than they are responsible for, or use waste that is already in its waste stream. The new version of the green building system also places greater emphasis on resiliency, regeneration, equity, and material transparency. The LBC comprises "imperatives" that projects must address within seven "petals" or performance areas: Place (formerly called "Site" in other versions), Water, Energ...

Full article: http://www.ecobuildingpulse.com/living-building-challenge...

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