Living Building Challenge

ThomsonAdsett is currently working with a private developer to design and deliver the most sustainable neighbourhood centre nationally and internationally.

The 8,000m2 Redland Bay Neighbourhood Centre includes a full-line supermarket, specialty shops, dining precinct, services, medical centre, civic offices and a farmer’s market.

The centre is currently targeting full Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification, which is the most ambitious sustainability certification system. Among other requirements, the project is required to achieve 105% of annual energy use and 105% of annual water consumption. 15% of food consumed on-site is required to be grown on 15% of the site, views and daylight are to be provided for 95% of occupants, and construction materials must comply with the LBC Red List Handbook. Certification is not awarded until targets are proven over a minimum of 12 months of continuous occupancy.

We’re thoroughly looking forward to this challenge of creating one of the most iconic centres in the world!