Equity and the Living Building Challenge

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Equity and the Living Building Challenge

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Equity and the Living Building Challenge

By Brita Carlson and Tara Barauskas

An essential part of building living communities isn’t just designing housing units with a low environmental impact, but making those housing units affordable for the communities they’re in. In Los Angeles, A Community of Friends (ACOF) works to place the city’s homeless population in houses--not just any four-walled dwelling, but buildings that cater to personal and social health. The Living Building Challenge, with its mandates surrounding nontoxic building materials, was a perfect fit.

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Keywords: Environment | Bullitt Center | Education | Energy | Health & Healthcare | ILFI | Innovation & Technology | International Living Future Institute | Living Building Challenge | Pacific Northwest | Responsible Production & Consumption

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