PAE President Paul Schwer likened Living Building Challenge
certification to "LEED platinum on steroids."
Jackie Dettmar: When the Living Product Challenge was launched, we knew we wanted to pursue the certification based on all the work we had done on our Declare labels and the Living Building Challenge
experience at our Light Lab, the Mohawk Group design center.
The building was designed to be truly net zero water in order to achieve Living Building Challenge
The Deep Green Pilot, since renamed the Living Building Pilot, allows you to request additional departures from the Seattle Land Use Code through Design Review for buildings attempting to meet the Living Building Challenge
. The Living Building Challenge
is a green building certification program that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability for buildings and landscapes possible today.
We found a formal path toward meeting these lofty ambitions when we registered for the Living Building Challenge
. The Challenge first came to my attention in 2010, and I felt an immediate connection to its aspirations.
The net zero energy, net zero water, and carbon neutral structure is designed to meet the Living Building Challenge
, representing what developers contend is the most stringent set of green building standards.
Today, the Living Building Challenge
has emerged as one of the most advanced certification programs across the industry, mandating the highest standard for sustainable building practices and product requirements.
The International Living Future Institute has, for a number of years now, sponsored The Living Building Challenge
, said to be the built environment's most rigorous standard.
He and the team from Seattle's International Living Future Institute (living-future.org) developed the Living Building Challenge
, a way-beyond-LEED certification that pushes buildings to give more back to the environment than they take.
In the building design and construction sector, the leading standards are the US Green Building Council's "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design" (LEED) rating system and the International Living Future Institute's "Living Building Challenge
." In the forestry and forest products sector, Forest Stewardship Council certification is widely regarded as the gold standard.
Following rigorous sustainability standards set by The International Living Future Institute's Living Building Challenge
, the center will create its own energy and treat its own waste.
To ensure that the Center was as green as possible, the foundation set out to achieve the Living Building Challenge
certification, the most ambitious green building certification program in the world.