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Beauty and design I

A physical space in which design principles align with an organization’s core cultural values can positively impact employees’ mood and morale. Integrating aesthetically pleasing elements into a space can help building occupants derive a measure of comfort or joy from their surroundings. The incorporation of design elements and artwork to a space can create a calming environment able to improve occupant mood.

This feature is derived from the Beauty and Spirit Imperative of the Living Building Challenge and strives to construct thoughtfully designed environments that positively impact the mood and comfort level of occupants.

Part 1: Beauty and Mindful Design

The project contains features intended for all of the following:

a.13 Human delight.
b.13 Celebration of culture.
c.13 Celebration of spirit.
d.13 Celebration of place.
e.13 Meaningful integration of public art.
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Applicability Matrix

Core & Shell New & Existing Buildings New & Existing Interiors
Part 1: Beauty and Mindful Design P P P
Commercial Kitchen Education Multifamily Residential Restaurant Retail
Part 1: Beauty and Mindful Design O P P O P

Verification Methods Matrix

Letters of Assurance Annotated Documents On-Site Checks
Part 1: Beauty and Mindful Design Architectural Drawing Spot Check
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International Living Future Institute. Living Building Challenge 3.0. Seattle; 2014: 38, 43-49, 60.

87.1.d

The International Living Future Institute's Living Building Challenge 3.0 Imperative 19 requires design features to support celebration of place.

87.1.e

The International Living Future Institute's Living Building Challenge 3.0 Imperative 19 requires design features to support meaningful integration of public art.

87.1.a

The International Living Future Institute's Living Building Challenge 3.0 Imperative 19 requires design features to support human delight.

87.1.b

The International Living Future Institute's Living Building Challenge 3.0 Imperative 19 requires design features to support celebration of culture.

87.1.c

The International Living Future Institute's Living Building Challenge 3.0 Imperative 19 requires design features to support celebration of spirit.