Living Building Challenge Documentation

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Documentation Requirements

  • RE: Documentation Requirements v. Petal Handbooks v. Portal - which takes precedent?  
    In a perfect world, the  Documentation Requirements document (available for free on the website) would perfectly mirror the actual documentation requirements as stated in each Petal Handbook.  In reality, the Petal Handbooks are more frequently updated  though, so the Petal Handbooks are the more accurate and up to date resource, at any given time.  Even more up to date - however - are the documentation requirements in Portal, which project teams have access to after completing project registration.  Why?  In developing Portal, we've tried to streamline documentation requirements, requiring only what's necessary to demonstrate that requirements have been meet.  We are working to ensure real-time consistency between all three resources, but in the interim: Portal (most accurate and up to date); Petal Handbooks (2nd-most accurate and up to date); Documentation Requirements document (3rd-most accurate and up to date).

Project / O&M Manual

  • RE: requirement for a Project / O&M Manual when pursuing Petal Recognition 
    A Project / O&M Manual - typically required as part of the General Documentation Requirements - is only required if Water, Energy, or Health Petals were being attempted.

I10 - Red List

  • RE: which version of the Material Tracking Table to use
    If the project is applying under one of the v2 versions of the Standard, the project must use the v2.X Tracking Table. If the project is applying under one of the v3 versions of the Standard, the project must use the v3.X Tracking Table. All Tracking Table are available  here, as well as in Portal.

I13 - Living Economy Sourcing

  • RE: demonstrating compliance within the Materials Tracking Table
    To demonstrate compliance with I13 - Living Economy Sourcing some data must be provided in the Materials Tracking Table, most often associated with I10 - Red List.  Compliance can be determined if: 1) AF7:AH7 are all black (i.e. positive) or 2) AG7 and/or AH7 is negative, but the sum of AF7:AH7 is still positive.  The project is non-compliant if AF7 is red (i.e. negative).  The example below is an example of "2) AG7... is negative, but the sum of AF7:AH7 is still positive."

Please note that there are currently two versions of the Materials Tracking Table, the  3.x Materials Tracking Table and the 2.x Materials Tracking Table.  You should use the Table applicable to the version of the Living Building Challenge standard that your project is using.

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