By Grey Lee

What is the LBC?

The Living Building Challenge (LBC) is a building certification program, an advocacy tool and philosophy that attempts to dramatically raise the bar from a paradigm of doing less harm, to one in which we view our role as steward and co-creator of a true Living Future.  The Challenge defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today and acts to rapidly diminish the gap between current limits and the end-game positive solutions we seek.  It is the world's most rigorous design and construction standard.

LBC’s goals overlap with the various leading industry groups out there, but also has its differences and benefits.  The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) recently released version 3.0 of the challenge. 

The local affiliate (the Boston Collaborative) is hosting an informational event on November 6th, 2014 at The USGBC MA’s new office at 50 Milk Street, 15th floor.  Mark your calendar!

The local Collaborative meets monthly.  Come join the conversation and don’t miss out by signing up for our distribution list here.

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