HITT- Co|Lab (Photo by John Cole)

Living Building Challenge

The International Living Future Institute imagines a world in which buildings are designed and constructed to function as elegantly and efficiently as an organism. 

These buildings might be informed by their bioregion’s characteristics - generating the energy they consume with renewable resources, capturing and treating the water they use, all while operating efficiently and with optimal beauty.

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The Living Building Challenge is comprised of seven petals

  • Place

  • Water

  • Energy

  • Health + Happiness

  • Materials

  • Equity

  • Beauty


A Living Future Collaborative event, hosted in our Melbourne Showroom

The Living Future Institute Australia (LFIA)

The Living Future Institute Australia (LFIA) is part of a powerful network of informed and active global citizens, committed to redefining humanity’s relationships with the ecosystems we inhabit.

  • Shaw Contract are proud to be a 2020 Strategic partner of the The Living Future Institute Australia.  
  • Our Regional Vice President Dave Moolman is also a key member of Melbourne's Living Future Collaborative, a local group comprised of people and organisations passionate about contributing to a world that is ecologically regenerative, socially just and joyous.

Our flooring products below can help achieve LBC goals, through our dedication to material health, transparency, and our participation in the Declare® labelling program - an ingredients label for building products.

Bio-Based Resilient

EcoLogix® Carpet Tile

EcoWorx® Carpet Tile


Featuring our Simply by Nature Collection

Choice Pharmacy by Ngar-yi Ho & Associates

Burwood Brickworks is set to become the world’s most sustainable shopping centre.

We're thrilled to be part of this incredible shopping centre development in collaboration with the Living Future Institute of Australia, as one of the industry-leading sustainable flooring options selected for Choice Pharmacy.