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Living Building Challenge

  • Oregon , Washington , Idaho , Montana
  • Home Certification Programs

The Living Building Challenge (LBC) is a building certification program, advocacy tool and philosophy that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment. The LBC contains seven performance categories called Petals: Place, Water, Energy, Health & Happiness, Materials, Equity and Beauty. Petals are subdivided into a total of twenty Imperatives that focus on details within each performance area. There are three pathways to certification: Living Building Certification, Petal Certification, and Net Zero Energy Certification. Projects of any scale or type can be eligible to register for the Living Building Challenge.

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Additional Programs

Oregon , Washington , Idaho , Montana

National Green Building Standard

NGBS Green cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, based on the Nation­al Green Build­ing Stan­dard™ ICC/ASHRAE – 700, goes well beyond say­ing a home is ener­gy effi­cient; it pro­vides inde­pen­dent, third-par­ty ver­i­fi­ca­tion that a…
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Oregon , Washington , Idaho , Montana

Passive House Standard

The Pas­sive House Insti­tute (PHI) is an inde­pen­dent research insti­tute, offer­ing Pas­sive House Clas­sic, Plus, and Pre­mi­um certifications.…
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Oregon , Washington , Idaho , Montana

LEED for Homes

LEED, or Lead­er­ship in Ener­gy and Envi­ron­men­tal Design, is a cer­ti­fi­ca­tion pro­gram for build­ings and com­mu­ni­ties that guides their design, con­struc­tion, oper­a­tions and main­te­nance toward…
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