The Living Building Challenge, offered by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), is a green building certification program that promotes environmental sustainability and seeks to improve the health and well-being of building occupants. Recently, the Institute announced a pilot program specific to affordable housing projects called On the Path to Certification: Living Building Challenge Affordable Housing Pilot Projects – Round Three.
The Pilot’s goal is to encourage affordable housing projects to pursue Living Building Challenge certifications or zero net energy certification. The Institute will select ten affordable housing projects to receive a package of free technical assistance (including ILFI membership, facilitation of a design charrette, and much more) that will help the project earn certification. The Pilot will assist developers with understanding, selecting, and earning said building certifications.
Please view the Pilot’s request for proposal instructions here. Proposals are due May 16, and the Pilot is eligible to all affordable housing projects that commit to pursuing a Living Building Challenge certification anywhere in the United States or Canada. Please see the Pilot’s RFP for complete details of this exciting opportunity to make affordable properties sustainable, healthy, and beautiful.