Do we have the option to build to meet the reqs. of the Living Building Challenge?

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Do we have the option to build to meet the reqs. of the Living Building Challenge?

Lydia Singh Published: Jan. 8, 2020, 1:30 a.m.Last updated: Sept. 4, 2020, 1:07 p.m.

Do we have the option to build to meet the reqs. of the Living Building Challenge 4.0? 

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Lydia Singh
Lydia Singh Jan. 8, 2020, 12:56 p.m. Reply

Sure, the Living Building Challenge is the world's most progressive and stringent green building program. It places emphasis on regenerative designs, LEED contains certain aspects of green building, with healthy materials, carbon footrprint being similar, however, LBC also places focus on Biophilic designs (connecting the dwellers with nature through various ways) and also in ensuring full resiliency for climate change and the negative impacts (just to name a few). So is it possible that one can work with EcoHome to create these Living Building homes.

Lydia Singh
Lydia Singh Jan. 8, 2020, 12:59 p.m. Reply

Currently located in the Caribbean but looking at moving to Ontario very soon and the options I have to build small cottage roughly 2.5 hrs from Toronto. Cost is a huge factor so it'll be great if I can undersand what's the estimated cost per square foot of a passive, LEED home at the moment. Cottage square footage will be around 860 ft2.