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. The Living Building Challenge is a green building certification program that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability for buildings and landscapes possible today. The Living Building Challenge acts to close the gap between current limits and ideal solutions.
To be eligible for this program, your project must:
Our pilot program will expire on December 31, 2015, or when 12 projects enroll in the Living Building Pilot.
We are in the process of updating the Living Building Pilot Program. For more information about the update process, visit the Living Building Pilot Update page.
Living Building Pilot
We don't charge additional permit fees to participate in the pilot. Our regular permit fees apply.
The timeline is the same as for any design review project, but you might be eligible to participate in the Priority Green Facilitated Pilot to shorten review time.
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.