The image above is courtesy of Julie Keefe.
Diane’s interests led her to the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), a nonprofit that is working to build an ecologically-minded, restorative world for all people. She found that the ILFI looks at the world as an integrated system, and she began to consider how ESH might act as a model for ILFI concepts.
The Emerson Street House is participating in the Living Building Challenge. The documentation is made available below as open-source with the intention of sharing what we have learned.
The Living Building Challenge is a green building certification program and sustainable design framework that visualizes the ideal for the built environment. It uses the metaphor of a flower because the ideal built environment should function as cleanly and efficiently.
Documentation for Living Building Challenge
(documents are “living” and are updated as the project is worked on)