Living Building Challenge

What does it take to build sustainably? That a question that the USGBC's LEED program hoped to define. A group of developers in New York is trying to go beyond LEED to create "truly sustainable buildings".
Nov 9, 2013   The New York Times
When the new headquarters for the Bullitt Foundation opens this April in Seattle, it will be among the first to meet the Living Building Challenge - "the most stringent green standard around." But getting there isn't easy, and may be illegal.
Jan 25, 2013   Architizer
Already an urban leader in sustainability with one of the most stringent green building laws in the country, Washington D.C. announced last week that it will create the city’s first “living building” as part of the Sustainable D.C. Budget Challenge.
Dec 17, 2012   The Washington Post
Sustainability is a slippery subject - with the meaning and application changing depending on who is talking, listening, or taking action.  For the eco-efficiency focused quantifiers, sustainability is about using fewer resources, or getting more Opinion
Mar 31, 2012   By Walker Wells
The Living Building Challenge is a new environmental rating system that focuses on required environmental design elements, diverging dramatically from the credit-based approach of the built environment's dominant rating system, LEED.
Nov 6, 2009   Metropolis Magazine