Signature Sustainability can provide your project guidance and consulting on The Living Building Challenge certification. Utilizing elements of regenerative design, biophilia, biomimicry, and permaculture, The Living Building Challenge is the highest standard for building design and construction. Focusing on seven focus areas called “Petals” , the program pulls together strategies to address: Place, Water, Energy, Health and Happiness, Materials, Equity and Beauty. Some of the biggest challenges for meeting the Living Building Challenge, are the imperatives for meeting net positive energy and net positive water. The materials section is also quite expansive in that building materials used cannot contain any Red List chemicals which are know health hazards, as well as understanding embodied carbon from waste, transportation and material extraction. You can download the Living Building Challenge Standard here.
The Living Building Challenge program was created by The Living Future Institute which has also developed the building products Declare Label and the “Red List” criteria among several other pioneering programs and initiatives.
If you are looking for a Living Building Challenge consultant or healthy building material research, Signature Sustainability can assist your team with the process to ensure a successful project.
An example of the Declare label for building products.