Future Living Building Challenge NZ


Regenesis Design is actively involved in the Future Living Building training currently running through the Future Living Building collaborative NZ.

As a design practice, we can offer these skills and understanding to our clients for the evolving landscape that is increasingly required in the built and specification environment.

We are inspired to play our role in creating healthy regenerative environments for people that have long-term positive impacts on the environment.

The Living Building Challenge is a green building certification program and regenerative design framework that visualises the ideal for the built environment it is the worlds most rigorous proven performance standard for buildings.

Its goal is to produce buildings and environments that are:

Regenerative spaces that connect occupants to light, air, food, nature, and community.

Self-sufficient and remain within the resource limits of their site. Living Buildings produce more energy than they use and collect and treat all water on site.

Healthy and beautiful. The 7 petals that the LBC follows are:

The 7 petal programme can be used to gain certification or simply use as a way to actively engage with change through each conscious single act of the design and construction process.


The Seven Petals are made up of:




Health and Happiness




This work that Regenesis Design is engaged in offers deep understanding and the practice of:

How can we live sustainably on this planet?

The Living Building Challenge goals as drivers for positive change of our buildings and communities

The challenges and solutions to achieving these goals in NZ

How do we work together to create the best outcomes for the budget, time and quality constraints?

There are many FLB projects currently running throughout the country with more coming on board in the near future.

The Declare label is part of the LFBC to help specifiers, builders, architects and designers to:

Find healthy products for their next project. Declare is a transparency platform and product database that is changing the materials marketplace.

A declare label asks three questions:

1 Where does a product come from?

2 What is it made of?

3 Where does it go at the end of its life?


To find out what products bear the Declare label visit: