11370 Crabapple Road,

Roswell, Georgia, GA 30075

info@vision99.org

11370 Crabapple Road,

Roswell, Georgia, GA 30075

info@vision99.org

Living Building Challenge

Roswell Community Masjid is striving to be the 1st faith-based Living Building in the world

The Living Building Challenge is the world’s most ambitious and holistic sustainable building standard and certification. The Kendeda Building is currently the only certified Living Building in Georgia.

Living Buildings are…

    • Regenerative buildings that connect occupants to light, air, food, nature, and community.
    • Self-sufficient and remain within the resource limits of their site.
    • Create a positive impact on the human and natural systems that interact with them.

Living Buildings must meet all 20 “Imperatives” that are contained in 7 performance areas called “Petals.” The use of the word “Petals” was inspired by flowers. Flowers are a metaphor for regenerative infrastructure; they receive everything they need from their site and leave nothing behind except for seeds that produce more flowers. Moreover, the project must prove that it is net positive water and energy over a 12 month period of continuous occupancy and operations.

A look at the Kendeda Building

The Kendeda Building is the only certified Living Building in Georgia and is located at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The Kendeda Building set an example for what we can achieve and we aim to use their example as an important resource. Check out their website to learn more and schedule a tour https://livingbuilding.gatech.edu/.

We are setting excellence as the indicator for success

It is no longer enough to build “less bad” buildings, it is time to build “good” buildings. But what does good look like? Good looks like reversing the negative effects inflicted on our environment and bringing it back to life. That is it means to be regenerative and that is exactly what the Living Building Challenge aims for.

Living Building Challenge 4.0

Read more about the Living Building Challenge and all the requirements here https://living-future.org/lbc/.

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