International Living Future Institute

Mohawk Group's Fresh Take On Contemporary Plaid

By Quinn Halman
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Manufactured according to International Living Future Institute standards that ensures a net positive impact for people and the environment as a Living ProductPattern & Symmetry is also built to last.

LOVE+GREEN BUILDING: You and Me and the Beautiful Planet

New illustrated book by renowned green building leader provides genuine insights into why a sustained awakening of the heart is key to turning back the tide of climate change and environmental degradation.
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SEATTLE, May 27, 2020 /3BL Media/– Ecotone Publishing, the industry’s first exclusive green architecture and design publisher, today announced the release of a new book titled LOVE+GREEN BUILDING: You and Me and the Beautiful Planet written by green architect and global green warrior Jason F. McLennan.

Silver Oak Winery: World’s First Production Facility to Earn “Living Building” Certification

Sonoma winery certified to world’s most ambitious green building standard by the International Living Future Institute
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HEALDSBURG, Calif., April 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Silver Oak and the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) announced today that the winery has become the largest certified Living Building in the world. The certification was awarded after more than five years of careful planning and construction, followed by a rigorous one-year performance audit.

Kohler Co. Announces First Ever At Scale Third-Party Verified Declare Labels

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Kohler Co., a global leader in the innovation and design of kitchen and bathroom plumbing products, today announced its offering of third-party verified Declare labels for plumbing products – a first in the category.

2019 Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Design Award Winners Announced

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ATLANTA, November 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) honored the late scholar and Yale University social ecologist Stephen R. Kellert’s legacy at the third annual Biophilic Design Award last night with a special award ceremony hosted by Interface, during the 2019 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.

International Living Future Institute Adds Embodied Carbon to Declare Labels in Shift to Acknowledging Full Product Impacts

New Declare Labels Piloted by Partners Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions, Interface, Superior Essex Communications in Bold Commitment to Transparency and Accountability
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SEATTLE, October 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Today the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), announced the first of its new Declare labels that include product embodied carbon alongside ingredient disclosure, reinforcing ILFI’s commitment to transparency in the building products industry. Partners Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions, Interface, and Superior Essex Communications have supported this paradigm shift through several pilot Declare labels that broadens the scope of material health.

Mainstreaming the Healthy Materials Movement

Volume Commitments and Updated Standards Scale the Creation and Adoption of Healthy Materials
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NASHVILLE, Tenn., October 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The healthy materials movement began with a few intrepid designers, manufacturers and forward-thinking nonprofits asking a simple question: Why can’t every place we live, work and play be free of toxic chemicals and harmful materials?

Making Living Products is Second Nature at Our Glasgow Plant

By George Bandy Jr., Chief Sustainability Officer, Mohawk Industries
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This article is sponsored by Mohawk Industries.

Mohawk Group, the commercial division of Mohawk Industries, now has more than 300 flooring products that have been certified by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) as having achieved the stringent requirements for Living Product Challenge Petal Certification. Because most of the products are carpet tile styles made in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley at our Glasgow facility, we saw it only fitting to refer to Glasgow as our first "Living Site."

Paolo Bevilacqua of Frasers Property Australia Appointed to International Living Future Institute Board of Directors

Living Future Institute Australia Board Chair brings Asia Pacific experience to the International Living Future Institute
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SEATTLE, May 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) announced today that Paolo Bevilacqua, Frasers Property Australia’s General Manager - Real Utilities and Chair of the Board of Living Future Institute Australia (LFIA), has become a member of the Board of Directors.

Living Building Challenge 4.0 Meets Market Demand for Increased Scalability and Accessibility

Updated standard earns pilot commitments from Google, King County and others
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SEATTLE, May 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The International Living Future Institute announced today the release of Living Building Challenge 4.0 (LBC 4.0), which meets demand from the marketplace for increased scale and accessibility. Google and King County committed to test the new standard in their construction, among others.

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