Australia aspires to global green leadership: The Living Building Challenge

Australia aspires to global green leadership: The Living Building Challenge
Australia aspires to global green leadership: The Living Building Challenge

The Living Future Institute of Australia (LFIA) has launched the Brickworks Living Building Challenge design competition, pressing the go button for designers, built environment professionals and students around the world to conceptualise what the world's most sustainable retail centre ought look like.

The Living Building Challenge is an international sustainable building certification program, advocacy tool and philosophy.

The Brickworks Living Building Challenge design competition, run by the Living Future Institute of Australia with principal partner Frasers Property Australia, aims to explore the boundaries of sustainable design within the retail environment and redefine ‘best practice’ for the sector.

It is the world's most aspirational and rigorous green building performance standard. The Challenge is comprised of seven performance categories called Petals: Place, Water, Energy, Health & Happiness, Materials, Equity and Beauty.

The Living Building Challenge (LBC) has never before had a retail centre as its centrepiece, nor has an Australian project been subject to such a design competition before. 

The Living Building challenge boldly aspires to regenerative development, not simply sustainable development, and can be applied to almost every conceivable building project, or any scale and location.

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