Living Building

The Stanley Center’s new home will be an investment in our local community and aim for the highest standards of green and sustainable living.

Follow Our Progress

Read updates about #StanleyGreenHome, our local community engagement, and the process of achieving a Living Building certification.

LBC Petal – Place

According to the Living Building Challenge, the Place Petal seeks to realign how people understand and relate to the natural environment. The Place Petal challenges project teams to understand their site, its history and ecology, and the cultural and social issues impacting the surrounding community.

Veyda Matos

November 29, 2023

LBC Petal – Health & Happiness

The Living Building Challenge calls for creating healthy spaces that allow all species to thrive by connecting people to nature and ensuring that our indoor spaces have healthy air and natural daylight.

Veyda Matos

August 2, 2023

Stanley Center’s Living Building Story

The primary goal of the Stanley Center's Living Building is to educate and inspire others to be mindful of the planet, the opportunities for action, and the importance of diverse perspectives.

June 20, 2023

Join Us for the Sustainability Fair on June 2!

The Stanley Center for Peace and Security invites our local community to attend the Sustainability Fair in celebration of the Grand Opening of our new home at 304 Iowa Avenue.

May 10, 2023

Moving into a Living Building

In March and April 2023, Stanley Center staff moved into our new Stanley Green Home at 304 Iowa Avenue.

April 12, 2023

Tree of Accountability

This artwork will represent our efforts to reconcile our dwelling in Native lands and bring awareness to the colonial history and ongoing injustices faced by Native people.

April 6, 2023

Time Capsule Expanded and Returned

The time capsule from 1901 and 1971 discovered during renovations at 304 Iowa Avenue has been returned to the building with the addition of new artifacts from the present day.

February 8, 2023

Episode 3 – A Living History

Episode 3 describes the living history of the Stanley Center home in Muscatine, from the Meskwaki villages that flourished on the land to the original Musser Library building that we are in the process of renovating.

November 22, 2022

My Engineering Internship at a Living Building Project

Emily Moffit, an engineering student at Iowa State University, shares her experiences as a field engineering intern at the Stanley Center's living building construction project.

Emily Moffit

October 27, 2022

Recycling and Repurposing Materials

Graham Construction finds new ways to repurpose and recycle existing materials while renovating 304 Iowa Avenue.

August 15, 2022

Time Capsule Found From 1971, 1901

A time capsule was discovered by Graham Construction at 304 Iowa Avenue that contained items from 1971 and 1901 illustrative of the building's history as a public library.

July 14, 2022

Students Tour Living Building Construction Site

Muscatine High School woodworking and technology students learn firsthand about sustainable design practices in action.

May 23, 2022