Well just got off the phone with a lady from the Living Building Challenge and we are not feeling quite as optimistic as we once were. Some huge challenges that we need to address are:
- All black water (poo and pee) must be processed on site. That is problem because in Kelowna it is usually not allowed to process black water onsite in residential neighbourhoods.
- Requirement for FSC certified wood is also going to be an expensive option here in BC. We may need to do things differently.
- Providing enough electricity. This is not difficult it just means more solar panels on the roof. Thankfully global demand has been reducing the costs of this energy source year after year.