Feature Article

Take Control of Your Materials: Four Empowering Lessons from Teams That Beat the Red List

Need to streamline your product vetting process? These LBC project teams have it down to a science, and anyone can apply their methods.

February 1, 2015

It was a Living Building Challenge project team’s worst nightmare.

After months of vetting—most LBC teams report eight or more hours of research per product—to achieve the stringent rating system’s requirements, the team for the Bechtel Environmental Classroom at Smith College discovered a forbidden substance in the completed project. The forbidden substance.