Living Community Challenge: How to Register

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About the Living Community Challenge

How do we create communities that are good for everyone?

IMAGINE a city block or a college campus sharing resources from building to building, growing food and functioning without a dependency on fossil fuels. The Living Community Challenge (LCC) is a philosophy, advocacy tool and certification program that covers communities and master plans at all scales and is a unified tool for transformative design.

The LCC is a framework for master planning, design and construction and contains seven performance areas, or Petals: Place, Water, Energy, Health + Happiness, Materials, Equity and Beauty.
The program is a call to action to governments, campuses, planners, developers and neighborhood groups to create communities that are as efficient, diverse, connected and beautiful as a forest ecosystem.

Registering Your Community

First, become a Premium Member of the Institute:

Once you are a member, go to and click the login button, in the top-right corner of the screen:

Enter your email and password:

On the membership dashboard, scroll to the bottom of the page and click "+ New Living Community Challenge Project" in the REGISTER section:

Scroll down and click "Create Submissions" on the row for the Living Building Challenge:

Select "Start" in the row titled, "Submission Name"

Enter the project name in the text box, then click "Save and Exit":

Click "Start" in the row for LCC - Registration Form:

Note: General Community Information is requested in the registration form. All information provided may be amended at the next LCC submittal. Estimates are appropriate at this phase.

Complete all required fields, then click "Save and Exit".

Complete the "How did you hear about us?" task; click the Start button, respond to the questions, then click Save and Exit.

Paying Registration fees

Depending on which payment method you selected during the registration process, you will either:

  1.  Be prompted to complete a payment task (credit card) online, or 
  2. Our staff will send an invoice to the indicated recipient, by email, within 1 week. 

Registration is $1,200.00 USD.

When you complete the payment task (if you selected credit card), your project will be officially registered and you may begin uploading the required documentation for the LCC Vision Plan Compliance review submission. If you selected invoice payment, your project will be officially registered when staff confirm receipt of payment.

You should receive a receipt via email. If you don't see it in your inbox, check your spam folder. If you still can't find it, contact for a copy of your receipt.

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