Meeting the Living Building Challenge by avoiding materials on the ‘Red List’ | Daily Journal of Commerce

This article was written by Sam Bennett for the DJC’s Construction Spotlight section on May 28, 2020.

When designing a building to meet the stringent requirements of the Living Building Challenge there is no detail too small, according to architect Kristen Scott.

With the recent completion of construction on the 72,000-square-foot Watershed Building in Fremont, Scott said she learned that one of the most valuable tools for planning and building for the Living Building Challenge is the Excel spreadsheet program.

Watershed Office Building

The 72,000 square-foot building is in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood.

The building is part of a pilot program in Seattle which incentivizes meeting the requirements of three parts or “petals” of the Living Building Challenge as well as other stringent energy and water conservation measures.

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