The DC Living Building Challenge Collaborative (DC LBCC) is a group of local professional volunteers committed to sustainability, education and implementation of the Living Building Challenge.  The DC LBCC provides a unique in person forum to facilitate change in the built environment.  It is the most progressive sustainability standard in the world.  While there are a handful of Living Buildings in the world, the number of teams trying to achieve Living Building Challenge status increase every year.  The ILFI website is an excellent resource for LBC Case Studies.

The DC LBCC is currently led by the Collaborative’s founder and facilitator Susan Block Moores, AIA, LEED AP BD&C.  To read more about the history and progress of the DC LBCC in ILFI’s Trim Tab magazine article from fall 2013, “DC Heats Up With the Challenge.

Local Ambassadors include:

Tracy Backus – Director of Sustainable Programs at Teknion

Mike Binder, AIA, LEED AP BD+C – Principal at Binder Regenerative Design Studio

Hal Bolton, RA – Project Manager at Niles Bolton Associates

Lorraine Doo – Chair of US Green Building Council of Maryland, Maryland.  Partner, Doo Consulting LLC.  Senior Policy Advisor, MS/Health & Human Services

Peter Doo, FAIA – President, Municipal Art Society of Baltimore. Commissioner, Baltimore City Sustainability Commission.  President, Doo Consulting LLC. 

Joshua Galloway – Architect + Landscape Architect at Wiencek + Associates Architects + Planning

Greg Mella, FAIA – Vice President of SmithgroupJJR

Robert Phinney – AIA, LEED Fellow, Sustainability Consultant

Anyone interested in becoming an ambassador, a facilitator or an Living Future Accredited Professional, please go to the ILFI website and click on the take action link or contact us.

Anyone interested in coming to an DC LBCC meeting, please find us on Facebook for details or contact us.