Office of Planning & Community Development Diane Sugimura, Interim Director

Living Building Pilot Update

A green roof on a building in Seattle.
Improving the accessibility and use of the Living Building Pilot Program while continuing to encourage development of very high performing green buildings.


We are updating our Living Building Pilot Program. The Living Building Pilot allows you to request additional departures from the Seattle Land Use Code through Design Review for buildings attempting to meet the Living Building Challenge or Seattle Deep Green (see the Living Building Pilot permit incentives for more details). 

Our goal is to further promote and enhance the development of new green buildings authorized under this pilot program while achieving long-term compliance with program requirements. To help inform changes to the pilot program, a new Technical Advisory Group (TAG), appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council for a two-year term, will work with us throughout the update process. 

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