The Living Building Challenge
An Interview with Jason F. McLennan
By Paul Kilpatrick
The Living Building Challenge: An Interview with Jason F. McLennan | Sustainability Television.
We’re seeing the rise of these buildings that will never have an energy bill, that will never have a water bill, that are built with non-toxic materials, that are adapted perfectly to the site that they’re on and the climate that’s there. And really provide a model for the future of the built environment and so I think that’s a program that we’re championing that really resonates with a lot of people that understand that the way we’ve been building our homes, our offices, and our cities are leaving us in a precarious place on a planetary scale. And that we do have the knowledge, we do have the technologies, to fundamentally alter that impact and produce buildings that are not dead; that are not net drains on our environment but in fact help restore; that are living. That’s what we’re promoting and man, we’re seeing incredible interest. I think it’s the right idea at the right time.