03 Jul '12, 1pm

Living Building Challenge Aims to Revolutionize Green Architecture

Living Building Challenge Aims to Revolutionize Green Architecture

03 Jul 2012: Living Building Challenge Aims to Revolutionize Green Architecture In June, the U.S. Green Building Council announced that a proposed tightening of its LEED building standard would be delayed until the market was ready to “absorb” the change. In contrast, two days after this announcement an alternative to LEED won the 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge for pushing the building industry “to reimagine business as usual.” The Living Building Challenge , as it’s known, is gaining stature as the most stringent green building standard in the world. But since its inception in 2006 the challenge has only fully certified three buildings and partially certified two others, raising the question of whether it will be a trendsetting project in the world of green design, or little more than an elite initiative with faint real-world impact. HPA The Hawaii Preparatory Academy ...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/living_building_challenge__ai...

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