International Living Future institute (ILFI)

Green Star and Living Building Challenge Partner to Streamline Dual Certification

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The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) and the International Living Future Institute (IFLI) today released a new guidance document to streamline certification efforts for projects pursuing both Green Star and Living Building Challenge ratings.

This follows a commitment by the two organisations in 2016 to work collaboratively to promote the design, construction and operations of positive and restorative buildings in Australia.

Unleash Your Genius at the Living Future unConference

Don't Miss the Leading Event for Regenerative Design, May 17-19 in Seattle, WA
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Join us at the Living Future unConference, May 17-19 in Seattle, WA. Watch the video to see our awesome program and keynote speakers including Van Jones and Naomi Klein. Tickets are selling fast, reserve yours today! 

Accelerating Manufacturing Innovation in America

International Living Future Institute and Green Building Alliance Announce Opening of Living Product Hub in Pittsburgh
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PITTSBURGH, March 15, 2017 /3BL Media/- Pittsburgh is the birthplace of American manufacturing and a city with a vision to reimagine itself as a center for innovation, green manufacturing, and job creation. The  International Living Future Institute (ILFI) is partnering with Green Building Alliance (GBA) to help make this vision a reality through the creation of a Living Product “Hub”.

Together We Can Move Mountains

Living Future unConference Celebrates the Genius and Courage of Women on International Women's Day and Everyday

As we reflect on March 8--International Women’s Day--I am recollecting the sea of 100,000 participants at the Women’s March in Portland, OR this last January. It was deeply gratifying to be surrounded by a strong, courageous and passionate group of women. The thought that nearly 4 million participants worldwide were moved to turn out to the Women’s March based on one individual woman in Hawaii from her Facebook post strains the imagination. The Black Lives Matter movement also started as one woman’s tweet that led to a social movement.

The International Living Future Institute's Streamlined NZE + Reveal Programs


Building operations account for 40% of energy use and carbon emissions worldwide. Through net zero energy, there is a growing opportunity to become a leader in resolving the climate crisis. The intent of net zero energy is to rely solely on renewable forms of energy and operate year-round in a safe, pollution-free manner. 

ILFI Celebrates 50th Living Building Certification

The Miller Hull Seattle Studio Achieves Petal Certification in Place, Health & Happiness, Materials, Equity and Beauty
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Seattle, March 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Miller Hull Partnership in Seattle has the distinction of being the International Living Future Institute’s 50th project to be certified under the program’s ambitious and optimistic Living Building Challenge.

Living Product Expo Call For Proposals Closes March 8th

Let Your Ideas Shine During 3rd Annual Expo Dedicated to Healthy Products for Everyone

Living Product Expo 2017| Pittsburgh, PA | September 12 - 14, 2017

The International Living Future Institute is excited to announce the open call for proposals for our 3rd annual Living Product Expo!

Ten Actions Toward a Living Future


For many of us it has been hard to cling to a sense of hope when we see basic human rights such as clean water, clean air, and freedom of religion under attack. Our work here at the Institute often requires courage as we seek to create a Living Future for all. Van Jones has been on the forefront of making positive change for our world, from founding Green for All and DreamCorps to his current role with CNN. As a changing political climate was brewing, my intuition told me that we would need courage and the genius of brilliant ideas to keep our work moving forward this year.

Desert Rain House in Oregon Earns First-ever Residential Living Building Certification

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BEND, Ore., January 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Desert Rain House located in Bend, Oregon, has become the first residential compound to earn Living Building certification, the most ambitious and optimistic international standard of sustainability in the world.  Developed by the International Living Future Institute, the Living Building Challenge certification requires actual, rather than modeled or anticipated, performance across environmental, so

U.S. EPA Includes Declare and the Living Product Challenge in Recommendations to Federal Purchasers

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SEATTLE, January 20, 2017 /3BL Media/– The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) announced that the Living Product Challenge and Declare are now recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its Recommendations of Specifications, Standards and Ecolabels for federal purchasers.


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