The Living Building Challenge at Gulf State Park’s Interpretive Center
Have you ever heard of the Living Building Challenge (LBC)? LBC represents the most environmentally-sustainable and ambitious building guidelines on the planet. The LBC’s seven principles help us reimagine how we can construct buildings—they cover water and energy usage, eliminating harmful toxins, rethinking waste, connecting people to nature, and much more.
As this brochure goes to print, there are less than 30 buildings in the entire world that have achieved full living building certification. The Gulf State Park Interpretive Center (IC) hopes to be added to that list in a little over a year from now.
Unlike Fight Club, the first rule of LBC is that we talk about LBC.
At the Interpretive Center (IC), we designed the exhibits to make learning fun and engaging for all who explore the building, and it’s unique sustainability systems. This brochure highlights how the design and build team approached each of the seven LBC petals and the innovative systems that make the IC such a special building.