Buildings as Living Systems
The Living Building Challenge (LSC) is the world's most rigorous proven performance standard for buildings. Created and administered by the International Living Future Institute, this standard challenges designers and green builders to create buildings that are:
- Regenerative spaces that connect occupants to light, air, food, nature and community.
- Self-sufficient and remain within the resource limits of their site. Living Buildings produce more energy than they use and collect and treat all water on site.
- Creating a positive impact on the human and natural systems that interact with them.
- Places that last. Living Buildings need to be designed to operate for a hundred year's time.
- Healthy and beautiful.
Learn what it takes to achieve the LBC in this case study about the tasting room at Cowhorn Vineyard and Gardens.
Dive into the Living Building Challenge by visiting the International Living Future Institute's website.