International Living Future institute (ILFI)

10th Annual Living Future unConference Showcases Latest Trends in Green Building

Press Release

April 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The International Living Future Institute is thrilled to announce Living Future 2016, a cutting-edge conference that brings together leading minds in the green building movement. The goal? To shape the built environment around social justice, diversity, and equity for all people—in other words, to create a Living Future.

Anthony Guerrero Appointed to International Living Future Institute Board of Directors

Director of Sustainability at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) lends the board a greater depth of experience
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SEATTLE, April 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) announced today that Anthony Guerrero, Director of Sustainability at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), will join the ILFI’s Board of Directors. Guerrero leads the development of sustainability strategies for NRDC’s core operations, and has already instituted Living Building Challenge (LBC) principles into his projects.

LEED v4 Adopts Living Future's Declare Label

"We're Catalyzing A Materials Revolution" Says ILFI's James Connelly
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(Washington, D.C. and Seattle) On April 4, 2016, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that the Living Future Institute’s Declare label is now an approved pathway for Option 1 of the Building Product Optimization and Disclosure, Material Ingredients credit for LEED v4. Declare labels with ingredient disclosure greater than 1,000ppm now comply with the LEED v4 credit requirements.

New Green Building Partnership to Push Best Practice Boundaries

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Wednesday 2 March 2016 /3BL Media/ - A new partnership between the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), the Living Future Institute of Australia (LFIA) and the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) aims to accelerate the creation of healthier, resilient, equitable and ecologically restorative building practices.

All three organisations have signed a memorandum of understanding, which outlines a commitment to work towards common goals in the high performance buildings realm in Australia.

International Living Future Institute Adds $10K Prize Incentive to 2016 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge


Can we design products that function as elegantly as anything found in the natural world? And can those products mimic nature’s design principles?

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation proudly sponsors the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, and we are most excited by the opportunity to present the first $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize to one of seven finalists from the 2015 Challenge at the 2016 Bioneers Conference in October. 

Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Teams Up with Living Future Institute

Living Product Prize will Encourage Development of Products that Work in Harmony with Nature
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March 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Can we design products that function as elegantly as anything found in the natural world? And can those products mimic nature’s design principles? That is the goal of the Living Product Prize, a new initiative of the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, an annual team competition from the Biomimicry Institute that focuses on accelerating the development of nature-inspired solutions to critical sustainability issues.

Trim Tab Magazine | How Business and Green Chemistry Can Change the Manufacturing Industry

Transformational People

By Joanna Gangi

The sustainable products industry has garnered new traction recently, as more companies adopt sustainable practices in their operations and in the design of their products. It is encouraging to see this surge in the movement toward a more sustainable manufacturing industry. People like Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder of Seventh Generation, and John Warner, one of the founders of the green chemistry field, have participated in this movement since its inception and have been integral to its growth. 

Jason F. McLennan to Become Chair of Board, Appoints Executive Director Amanda Sturgeon as New CEO

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SEATTLE, September 14, 2015 /3BL Media/ - After a decade as CEO of both the Cascadia Green Building Council and the International Living Future Institute (the Institute), Jason F. McLennan is now shifting his role from CEO to Chair of the Board of Directors. Under his leadership the organization has grown exponentionally and registered Living Building Challenge projects have grown to over 10 million square feet in 13 countries around the world.


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