what is the living building challenge?
The philosophy of LBC is based on the metaphor of the seven ‘petals’; site, water, energy, health, materials, equity, and beauty. Like a flower it’s rooted in place and lives on the resources it has at hand. Read more here…
what is desert rain?
Desert Rain is a home being constructed
in Bend, Oregon to satisfy the rigorous international Living Building Challenge. Read more here…
what is the criteria
for each petal?
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[twocol_one]…the home design.[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]…the difference between LEED, LEED Platinum, and the LBC.[/twocol_one_last]
[twocol_one]…the design team.[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]…if there are health concerns with green homes being air tight.[/twocol_one_last]
[twocol_one]…components and systems.[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]…about some obstacles you’ve overcome along the way.[/twocol_one_last]