With this training course you will learn the basic knowledge of the Living Building Challenge–a philosophy, advocacy tool, and certification program that addresses development at all scales. The Living Building Challenge is the built environment’s most rigorous performance standard. It calls for the creation of building projects that operate as cleanly, beautifully, and efficiently as nature’s architecture.To be certified, projects must meet a series of ambitious performance requirements, including net zero energy, waste, and water, plus over a minimum of twelve months of continuous occupancy.
1. Understand the basic philosophy of the Living Building Challenge
2. Describe the key components of the program
3. Discuss the rationale for restorative design principles
4. Identify and locate the resources provided by the International Living Future Institute for deeper engagement