LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE ™ 2.0

A Visionary Path to a Restorative Future

Cascadia Region Green Building Council
and International Living Building Institute

April 2010

Jason F. McLennan and Eden Brukman

Imagine a building designed and constructed to function as elegantly and efficiently as a flower: a building informed by its bioregion’s characteristics, and that generates all of its own energy with renewable resources, captures and treats all of its water, and operates efficiently and for maximum beauty.

Imagine a city block or a college campus sharing resources from building to building, growing food, and functioning without a dependency on fossil fuel-based transportation.

Imagine true sustainability in our homes, workplaces, neighborhoods, villages, towns and cities – Socially Just, Culturally Rich and Ecologically Benign ™.

EMBRACE THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE END GAME

The International Living Building Institute issues a challenge:

to all design professionals, contractors and building owners to create the foundation for a sustainable future in the fabric of our communities.

to politicians and government officials to remove barriers to systemic change, and to realign incentives and market signals that truly protect the health, safety and welfare of people and all beings.

to all of humanity to reconcile the built environment with the natural environment, into a civilization that creates greater biodiversity, resilience and opportunities for life with each adaptation and development.