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Cascadia Challenges Green to Go Beyond Platinum

The objective of the Living Building Challenge is simple: “to define a true measure of sustainability in the built environment based on the best current thinking possible,” according to the draft version 1.0 of the standard, authored by Jason F. McLennan, CEO of Cascadia. The draft continues, “Projects that achieve this level of performance can claim to be the most sustainable in North America.” Making the case for the standard, McLennan told

EBN that “until something is published as a standard, people can’t respond to it. Now that it is codified, Living Buildings will emerge.” Cascadia expects the first Living Buildings to be certified within three years.

Published December 5, 2006

Boehland, J. (2006, December 5). Cascadia Challenges Green to Go Beyond Platinum. Retrieved from