International Living Future Institute

Second Annual Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Design Award Winners Announced

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CHICAGO, November 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) honored the late scholar and Yale University social ecologist Stephen R. Kellert’s legacy with the second annual Biophilic Design Award last night at a special award ceremony hosted by Interface, Inc., at the 2018 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. This year the award was presented to two outstanding projects: The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre, and the Dixon Water Foundation Betty and Clint Josey Pavilion.

Alicia Daniels Uhlig Receives a Women in Sustainability Leadership Award From Green Building & Design Magazine

International Living Future Institute community and policy leader recognized for important contributions to a more sustainable world
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CHICAGO, November 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) announced today that Alicia Daniels Uhlig, Living Community Challenge and Policy Director, has been awarded one of Green Building & Design (gb&d)’s Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards.

Introducing Nutopia by Mohawk Group: Carpet Plank Inspired by “Urban Fabric”

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November 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Nutopia is a new Living Product Challenge Petal certified carpet plank system from Mohawk Group inspired by the idea of “urban fabric,” where humankind coexists with buildings, streets and other infrastructure. The collection’s designers looked at metaphors for how urban design can translate into patterns of balance, acceptance and integration—where the dichotomy of metropolis is coalesced into a mélange of culture and connection.

A Holistic Approach to Sustainability Through Handprinting

By George Bandy, Jr.
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When the commercial division of the world’s largest flooring manufacturer switches its focus from “footprinting” to “handprinting” — or leaving the world in better shape than when we found it — it is not a small endeavor or one taken lightly.

Take a Tour of Mohawk Group’s Factory—and Its Sustainability-Minded Business Strategy

The commercial flooring manufacturer's pursuit of the stringent Living Product Challenge standards yields change at every level.
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By Ken Shulman

Nature offers us myriad shades of green to consider, from artichoke to fern to mint. For companies that want to be sustainable, there are just as many shades of green to explore. Mohawk Group, a $9.5 billion commercial-flooring company, has tried on lots of them.

Regenerative Manufacturing at a Tipping Point

Revised Standards and new Innovative Product Certifications are Highlights at Living Product Expo, September 11-13 in Pittsburgh
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PITTSBURGH, September 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Since its release in 2014, the Living Product Challenge has scaled across industries, products categories, and whole product portfolios at leading manufacturing companies, enabled by a growing network of partners who are helping to make good on the promise of “healthy products for everyone.”  The Living Product Challenge (LPC) 2.0 was released today at the Living Product Expo i

Enterprise Community Partners and International Living Future Institute Partner to Bring Healthy Buildings to Where They are Most Needed

Development of next generation of Enterprise Green Communities Criteria to synchronize with ILFI’s healthy materials programs, including Red List, Declare and the Living Product Challenge
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PITTSBURGH, September 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ - As the first to address the unique needs of the affordable housing sector, Enterprise Community Partners Inc. (Enterprise) and the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) have partnered to scale programs for healthy, sustainable development into Enterprise’s Green Communities Criteria.

Regenerative Manufacturing, the Circular Economy and Engineering for Ecology at the Living Product EXPO in September

Dr. Jessica Green brings her TED Talk, Designing for the Microbiome, to the Keynote Stage
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PITTSBURGH, June 28, 2018) Healthy Materials for Everyone is the promise of regenerative manufacturing – and the International Living Future Institute’s Living Product Expo is ground zero for manufacturers, product designers and the people who specify those products to connect and craft the future of materials.

NeoCon Exhibitors Announced Living Product Certifications

Living Product Challenge is the Gold Standard for Regenerative Manufacturing
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CHICAGO,  June 13, 2018 /3BLMedia/ - Five different manufacturers are celebrating 10 Living Product certifications at NeoCon 2018, bringing the total number of Living Product certifications to 20. The Living Product Challenge (LPC) was launched in 2014 by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) to inspire manufacturers to pursue ambitious goals to dematerialize and detoxify their products and ultimately go beyond doing ‘less bad’ to create positive health and environmental impacts.
 

Designers Agree: Biophilic Design is Transforming the Built Environment

Amanda Sturgeon to sign copies of Creating Biophilic Buildings at NeoCon 2018
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CHICAGO, June 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Biophilic design is gaining traction as workplace wellness becomes a central focus in design studios, according to a recent survey by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). Earlier this year, the ILFI polled a global audience of architects, designers and other stakeholders in the deep green building movement to assess current thinking on biophilic design as a tool and solution for projects where occupant health and wellbeing is a key component of the design process. 709 respondents replied to the email survey, with results as follows:

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