Living Building Challenge

Asheville Living Building Challenge Collaborative

Asheville Living Building Challenge Collaborative - logoThe Asheville Living Building Challenge Collaborative (Avl LBCC) is part of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). The ILFI created the Living Building Challenge (LBC) to inspire and pull the market forward. LBC is the world’s most ambitious building-performance standard. International in its reach, the Living Building Challenge uses the metaphor of a flower deeply rooted in its place, providing the opportunity for each building to use local resources, history and culture to become self-sustaining. ILFI recently published the “LBC Affordable Housing Report.”

The Asheville Affordable Living Design Competition has been postponed, but will be revisited by the collaborative in the future. The LBCC is currently focusing its energy on creating a larger and more active collaborative. The intention is to reengage and reinvigorate the community with regular meetings and projects, such as creating a materials catalog and hosting workshops about LBC and other green-design principles, among other ideas.

The next meeting of the Avl LBCC is scheduled for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31 at the Block Off Biltmore, 39 S. Market St., Asheville NC 28801. For more information in the meantime, please contact us at 828-254-1995 or email