International Living Future Institute

King County Makes a Bold Commitment to Living Buildings

The International Living Future Institute lauds the County’s efforts to combat climate change
Press Release

SEATTLE, December 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ - As part of a bold initiative to counter the effects of climate change, the King County Council recently voted unanimously to approve its new Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP), laying out a blueprint for concrete, actionable work in the realm of sustainability.

Building Products with Integrity

Some progressive manufacturers are skipping the green wash and developing products that are both renewable and transparent.
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GETTING THE CARBON OUT is just the beginning. Growing awareness of the impact of product and material choices on indoor air quality is driving interest in non-toxic products and resulting in greater transparency for manufacturers. Here is where “natural” products have an edge. They tend to be simpler, with fewer components, and fewer, if any man-made chemicals, which tend to bio-accumulative and have undesirable health effects.

Next Generation of Architects Designing Zero Energy Housing Prototypes

Georgia Tech students participate in Zero Energy Housing Studio
Blog

Every semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology, a new group of students participate in the Zero Energy Housing Studio to design, engineer and student-build a 4 to 10 unit Zero Energy Housing Prototype. The prototype will become a living laboratory to test energy efficiency and materials and a demonstration model for market rate, status quo urban housing.

Let's Draft Solutions for #OurLivingFuture

What will you do to make your #community inclusive and robust for everyone?
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By Amanda Sturgeon, Executive Director at the International Living Future Institute

In the last 20 years, the green building movement has gone mainstream. The pace of change is extraordinary: at the International Living Future Institute we are pushing boundaries we couldn’t have even imagined a decade ago. Setting a high bar, one that many thought unachievable, has proven to be a catalyst for transformative change. And it’s time to do it again.

Ibrahim Abdul-Matin Appointed to International Living Future Institute Board of Directors

Director of Community Affairs at the NYC Department of Environmental Protection and author of Green Deen: What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet, brings new expertise to the organization’s board
Press Release

SEATTLE, October 29, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The International Living Future Institute™ announced today that Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Director of Community Affairs at the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, has been appointed to the Institute’s Board of Directors. Abdul-Matin works to make sure that New York City residents have a responsive government that helps bring water to their homes and takes their wastewater away.

Trim Tab Magazine | The Seductive Ideology of Craft

Peter Korn discusses the beauty, intricacies, and complexities of craftsmanship
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Trim Tab Magazine | Maori Carving Culture

Maori Carving Culture and its Polynesian roots
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By Bernard Makoare

Maori culture and art is alive and thriving in present-day New Zeland. Intricate carvings and art have resulted in beautiful pieces of history now preserved in chiseled sculptures and decorations. Bernard Makoare, a Maori artist, explains the significance and beauty of this craft and culture. Read the article here. 

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