Living Building Challenge in Houston

January 22, 2014

What if every single act of design and construction made the world a better place? The purpose of the Living Building Challenge is straightforward – 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.

It calls for the creation of building projects at all scales that operate as cleanly, beautifully and efficiently as nature’s architecture. An overview of the Challenge will be reviewed with a case study of the first project in Texas built to meet the requirements of the Living Building ChallengeTM.

Learn strategies for getting to net-zero energy use and incorporating natural ventilation in a hot & humid climate, how to avoid toxic chemicals in building materials, and how it pushes the edge of high performance design.