Entry: Environment & Human Needs
Focus: World Resources Institute

World Resources Institute is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the earth and improve people’s lives. Today’s environmental challenges are complex and global in nature. The mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.


Entry: Beyond Green
Focus: International Living Building Institute

The purpose of the Living Building Challenge is straightforward is to define the highest measure of sustainability attainable in the built environment based on the best current thinking in recognizing that ‘true sustainability’ is not yet possible. The Living Building Challenge is by definition difficult to achieve. Although facets of this standard have been accomplished in numerous projects around the world, prior to the release of Living Building Challenge, no single project integrated all of the program’s requirements in its entirety.