Each year a distinguished jury awards a $100,000 prize to support the development and implementation of a strategy that has significant potential to solve humanity’s most pressing problems. The Living Building Challenge, a building standard framework and certification program, is the winner of the 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge. Congratulations and thank you again Eden for the inspiring workshop last month in Portland.

Statement from The Buckminster Fuller Institute:

The Living Building Challenge (LBC) is setting the standard for how to build in the 21st century by establishing the highest bar yet for environmental performance and ecological responsibility within the built environment -­‐ not by “fighting the existing reality”, as Buckminster Fuller suggested, but by “building a new model” and establishing new benchmarks for non-­‐toxic, net-­‐zero structures. And while Fuller’s own lifetime of radical design breakthroughs in shelter centered on a fully automated, mass produced livingry service industry approach to the built environment, The Living Building Challenge goes far beyond current best practices, reframing the relationship between the built and natural environments.

Find out more at the Buckminster Fuller Challenge web presence ..

The Living Building Challenge
See the award ceremony recording below

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