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Living Building Challenge 3.1 vs 4.0


The Living Building Challenge 4.0 has been launched this year. The International Living Future Institute has said: “LBC 4.0 focuses on the relationship between impact and effort. While LBC 4.0 continues the standard’s mission of visionary, but attainable building goals, it also recognises that not all projects face the same challenges or share in the same opportunities. Regenerative design should be attainable to everyone, everywhere. With 4.0, we are creating a streamlined approach focused on maximising positive impacts specific to the place, community, and culture of the project.”

Teams were able to register for 3.1 up until 31 August 2019 with certification sunsetting on December 31, 2024. Up until that date it had been possible to register for either 3.1 or 4.0 or to do a mixture of both so long as an entire Petal is with one version or the other.