The Living Building Challenge

The Living Building Challenge (LBC) is an attempt to raise the bar. It defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today and acts to diminish the gap between current limits and ideal solutions. LBC is fundamentally different from LEED.


Project team can pick and choose goals from a list.

Certification based on modeled or anticipated performance.

Living Building Challenge

All goals that apply to a project must be met.

Certification based on actual performance. All projects must be operational for at least a year prior to evaluation.