Living Building Challenge
The Living Building Challenge is a sustainable building framework that aligns with CBT's values and vision: living sustainably in a healthy ecosystem with a diversified economy and strong, vibrant, and united cultures.
CBT was drawn to LBC because of its holistic integration of people and place. LBC will challenge the CBT to consider all aspects of sustainability in the new centre -- cultural, social, environmental, and economic.
The soon-to-be-built Biosphere Centre will be guided by the Living Building criteria and has the potential to reframe what's possible in this region for sustainable buildings. Building the Biosphere Centre as a Living Building will drive higher performance levels in green buildings and inspire innovation globally among the UNESCO-designated Biosphere Regions.
Living Buildings engage users with the building and connect people to culture and art with maximum beauty. They generate their energy with renewable resources and capture and treat all their water, creating net positive benefits for the climate and communities.
Living Buildings are:
Check out how Etsy in Brooklyn achieved the Living Building Challenge!