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Green Hammer

Buildings as Living Systems

Green Hammer has been involved with the International Living Future Institute’s Living Building Challenge since its creation and much of our work is influenced and inspired by this standard.

The Living Building Challenge (LBC)  is the world’s highest green building standard and calls for the creation of building projects at all scales, from single-room renovations to whole communities, to operate as cleanly, beautifully and efficiently as nature’s architecture. To achieve LBC certification, a project must meet 20 imperatives, including net-zero energy, waste and water, over a minimum of 12 months of continuous occupancy.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to achieve the LBC in this blog post about Cowhorn Vineyard and Gardens. 

The Living Building Challenge