29 Apr '11, 1pm

Bringing 'Living Buildings' to the people

Bringing 'Living Buildings' to the people

Forward Print Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Subscribe The Living Building Challenge is no longer an unknown concept, at least to the crowd of architects and green-building types gathered at the Cascadia Green Building Council’s Living Future conference in Vancouver, B.C. this week. The ultra-ambitious green building standard is tougher than the highest level of LEED and requires projects to avoid a red list of unhealthy materials and collect all of their own energy and water on site. Three projects have now earned Living Building certification (fully or partially) and more than 100 more are in the works. But those first three projects suggest a troubling trend for the Living Building Challenge, which Cascadia designed and launched four years ago. Two of them are educational centers in fairly remote areas ­ ­­-- the Omega Center for Sustainable Living in Rhinebeck, N.Y., and th...

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