International Living Future Institute

Introduction to Living Affordable Housing: Strategies and Benefits to Applying the Living Building Challenge [On Demand]

Our future is sustainable only if all people have opportunities to live in healthy and affordable homes. The Living Building Challenge is a building certification program, advocacy tool and philosophy that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today. This session will explore environmental, health, and equity issues critical to affordable housing and discuss ways to positively address these issues through the framework of the Living Building Challenge. Real world examples of affordable housing projects that are leading the way to a Living Future will be presented along with some of the strategies they are using to rapidly diminish the gap between current limits and the end-game positive solutions we seek. This webinar will also touch on ways these projects can act as catalysts for positive change in their larger communities.

1. Understand how the philosophy and goals of the Living Building Challenge align with the mission and goals of affordable housing, especially in terms of equity, health, community, and resiliency.
​2. Understand how meeting the requirements can benefit affordable housing residents.
​3. Identify key environmental, health, and equity issues critical to affordable housing.
4. Learn how current projects are applying the Living Building Challenge philosophy to create positive change for residents and the larger community.

This course is eligible for 1 AIA, GBCI, and LFA CEU.

Note that this course is also available as part of the Learning Path "Living Affordable Housing: 5-Part Series