- The Site Petal was renamed the Place Petal, reflecting our deeply held belief in viewing each project location as a place with unique and important characteristics.
- The Neighborhood Typology has been removed from the LBC, as it has a new home in the newly launched Living Community Challenge. The LCC helps planners and developers rethink how they design their community-scale projects, providing certification at both the master planning stages as well as for fully built community or campus scale projects.
- There is a much greater emphasis on the importance of resilient infrastructure.
- There is a more explicit emphasis on the idea of the Challenge as a tool for regenerative design.
- The LBC has more clearly refined its Equity Petal, which integrates with JUST and a groundbreaking Equity offset framework.
- The LBC continues to raise the bar with materials transparency. The 3.0 version directly connects with Declare our building product ingredients label and features an expanded and updated Red List.
- Three new Living Future Exchange offset programs have been launched, making it easier for project teams to allocate funds to important causes. Our Exchange programs can be found at living-future.org/exchange
- Further refinements of market-based exceptions throughout the program, including the landmark banning of fluorescent lighting in all but a few applications.
Living Building Challenge requirements updated, now more rigorous
Almost 200 projects have registered since the Living Building Challenge (LBC) was first released.