Living Building Challenge


Construction Business

The urgent need for change in construction

Buildings and construction are the number one causes of the climate crisis. There is an urgent need to make change to how we design and build.

Construction Business

Canada’s first LBC Petal Certified projects

Burnaby’s SFU UniverCity Childcare Centre and the Vancouver VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitors Centre [pictured above] are Canada’s first Living Building Challenge (LBC) Petal Certified projects. The

Canadian Property Management

Creating a regenerative building in the GTA

Developers and designers of York Region's new Forest Stewardship and Education Centre aim to join a select group of just six properties worldwide to be fully certified through the Living Building Challenge.

Building Strategies & Sustainability

The hard truth about PVC

The CCME and the Canadian packaging industry are working toward eliminating PVC in rigid plastic packaging. Does PVC in building products present the same kind of concerns that the CCME has raised about packaging? Which products often contain PVC and what are the alternatives? Morrison Hershfield's Mark Lucuik weighs in.

Canadian Property Management

‘Nutrition labelling’ for building products

The Health Product Declaration (HPD) open standard was developed to provide support for evaluating products ...