LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE AND THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING MARKET

The International Living Future Institute announced Thursday the projects it has selected for the Living Building Challenge Affordable Housing Pilot Project.  From now through Dec 31st 2016, the ILFI will work with the design teams of each project, ranging from SRO to Multi-Family and Mixed-Use, providing Living Building Challenge education, membership, a charrette, DD and CD phase documentation reviews. Tracking these projects, it will be interesting to see how the principles of the Living Building Challenge are applied to projects with significantly lower budgets than the signature projects that are publicized to date.

I hope they are all a success, and the results strengthen the challenging financial argument for pursuing this admirable rating system. 

photo courtesy of living-future.org

photo courtesy of living-future.org