Living Building Challenge 2015 Certified Projects

  • Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Berea College Deep Green Student Residence (Berea, KY)
  • Natural Resources Defense Council Beijing Offices (Beijing, China)
  • 2938 Madrona (Bellingham, WA)
  • Mission Zero (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • West Berkeley Public Library (Berkeley, CA)
  • Ballard NZE House (Seattle, WA)
  • DPR San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)


Ballard NZE House

The Ballard NZE House is unique because it cost just $114 (after rebates and solar production incentives), which is unprecedented for a newly built Net Zero Energy home in the Seattle area.

Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes

The Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL),a restored brownfield, is now a productive place that takes what it needs from what is available to it, and provides a healthy environment for life to thrive

DPR San Francisco

DPR designed their San Francisco office with aggressive energy goals and ensured that their project could be replicable.

Mission Zero

The Mission Zero House proves that where we live is much more than four walls, but a space to cultivate and sustain community. The owners preserved the story of the place without expanding its footprint.

Berea College Deep Green Residence

This student residence at Berea College incorporates aspects of green design that push the limits of sustainability in a student residence while achieving many of the goals of The LBC.

NRDC Beijing Offices

In creating the first LBC project certified in China, the team not only had to overcome the difficulties inherent in the Challenge, but also faced new challenges with building in China.

2938 Madrona

2938 Madrona, part of the Kulshan Community Land Trust, marries a classic look on the exterior with beautiful interior finishes, alongside low-impact environmental performance.

West Berkeley Public Library

To reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Berkeley began updating and modernizing its buildings, including the West Berkeley Public Library to operate at net zero energy.