The Living Building Pilot allows you to request additional departures from the Seattle Land Use Code through Design Review, and provides height and floor area incentives for buildings attempting to meet the Living Building Challenge (LBC).
The LBC is a green building certification program administered by the International Living Futures Institute (ILFI), that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability for buildings and landscapes. The LBC program uses a flower as an idealistic symbol of efficiency, and organizes the program into "petals." There are seven performance areas or petals; Place, Water, Energy, Health and Happiness, Materials, Equity, and Beauty.
To be eligible for this program, your project must:
Our pilot program will expire on December 31, 2025 or when 20 projects enroll in the Living Building Pilot.
Living Building Pilot
See the master use permit page for step-by-step directions for your application. During the permit process, the Design Review Board will review your requested code departures and recommend which should be granted.