Living Building Challenge

At the avant-garde of Regenerative Design is a methodology called the Living Building Challenge, that conceives of buildings as living organisms, and seeks to emulate nature in how a building uses and interacts with land, energy, air and water. This is by far the most rigorous and far-reaching process by which to make buildings, but many are adopting the strategies, and several buildings have been designed to meet this high bar.

Living Building ChallengeThe focal categories, called “petals” to emulate a flower, include:

  • Place
  • Water
  • Energy
  • Health & Happiness
  • Materials
  • Equity
  • Beauty