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Trim Tab Magazine | The Seductive Ideology of Craft

Peter Korn discusses the beauty, intricacies, and complexities of craftsmanship

Trim Tab Magazine | Maori Carving Culture

Maori Carving Culture and its Polynesian roots

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. 

Registration Opens for Institute's Third Annual Net Positive Energy + Water Conference | February 18-19, 2016 | San Diego, CA

Net Positive is dedicated to the exchange of technical expertise, bold strategies and provocative case studies

February 18 - 19, 2016 | Manchester Grand Hyatt | San Diego, CA

Join the International Living Future Institute for our third annual Net Positive Energy and Water Conference, dedicated to the exchange of technical expertise, bold strategies and provocative case studies—all aimed at accelerating the global shift toward Net Positive Energy and Water buildings and communities.

International Living Future Institute, Biomimicry 3.8 Form Strategic Partnership

Collaboration to enhance Institute’s Living Product Challenge through biomimicry-based solutions
Press Release

October 7, 2015 /3BL Media/ -- Biomimicry 3.8 and the International Living Future Institute announced this week a strategic partnership to progress a common vision of using nature’s genius to create a truly regenerative world.

The partnership will lay the foundation for accessible, direct application of cutting-edge sustainability practices already being guided by ILFI’s innovative certification program, the Living Product Challenge.

Trim Tab Magazine | Crafting at Scale

Biophilic Design: Etsy's One-Of-A-Kind New Headquarters

By: Ariana Anthony

5-Part Webinar Series: Bring Net Positive Energy to Your Next Building Project


In 2015, the United States reached 21.3 gigawatts of total installed solar capacity, enough to power 4.3 million American homes. There are currently over 300 projects registered for the Living Building Challenge, and buildings like the Bullitt Center in Seattle, which achieved Full Living Building Certification in April, generated 60% more energy than it used in 2014. You can bring Net Positive Energy solutions to your next building project!

Read the Latest Issue of Trim Tab | Craft

This issue uncovers some of the many layers of craft: the appreciation of quality; the maker’s movement; the artist.

Trim Tab Magazine is our quarterly, online publication that is awash with provocative articles, interviews and news on the issues, designs, and people that are truly transforming the built environment.

International Living Future Institute Forges Partnership with 3BL Media

Affiliation Expands 3BL News Distribution Network in Sustainable Building Sector
Press Release

NORTHAMPTON, Mass., August 24, 2015 /3BL Media/ - 3BL Media, a corporate communications platform exclusively dedicated to the distribution of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability news and content, announced today a partnership with the International Living Future Institute, a global leader in the green building and sustainability movement.


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