Health + Happiness

HEALTH + HAPPINESS Fostering environments that optimize physical and psychological health and wellbeing. The intent of the Health + Happiness Petal is to create healthy spaces that allow all species to thrive by connecting people to nature and ensuring that our indoor spaces have healthy air and natural daylight. – [...]

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BEAUTY Celebrating design that uplifts the human spirit. The intent of the Beauty Petal is to recognize the need for beauty and the connection to nature as a precursor to caring enough to preserve, conserve, and serve the greater good. – From the Living Building Challenge Standard We are [...]



EQUITY Supporting a just, equitable world. The intent of the Equity Petal is to elevate equity as a project goal, and to transform developments to foster a just and inclusive community that enables all people to participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. It is grounded in the belief [...]



MATERIALS Building with products that are safe for all species through time. The intent of the Materials Petal is to help create a materials economy that is non-toxic, ecologically restorative, and transparent. – From the Living Building Challenge Standard We are inspired by: Regenerative ecosystems, where materials circulate in [...]



ENERGY Relying on Renewable Resources The intent of the Energy Petal is to create new sources of renewable energy that allow projects to operate year-round in a resilient, pollution-free manner. In addition, the Energy Petal prioritizes energy efficiency as a means to reduce wasteful spending, of energy, resources, and [...]



WATER Creating developments that operate within the water balance of a given place and climate. The intent of the Water Petal is to realign how people value water; to address the energy and chemicals involved in transporting, purifying and pumping water; and to redefine "wastewater" as a precious nutrient and [...]



PLACE Restoring a healthy relationship between nature, place, and community. The intent of the Place Petal is to realign how people understand and relate to the natural environment that sustains us. The built environment must reconnect with the ecology of place and the unique characteristics found in ever community [...]

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