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ILFI Celebrates 50th Living Building Certification

The Miller Hull Seattle Studio Achieves Petal Certification in Place, Health & Happiness, Materials, Equity and Beauty
Press Release

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.

Mohawk Group Video | Light Lab: Living the Living Building Challenge™

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Mohawk Group creates products that help other companies and organizations achieve the Living Building Challenge™ certification, one of the most rigorous and aspirational sustainability and product transparency goals in the industry. Learn how Mohawk Group brought itself to a more strategic place in the sustainability movement by pursuing the Living Building Challenge during the renovation of the Light Lab Design Center.

Learn more about the Mohawk Group Light Lab Design Center.

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

Jonathan Lash Appointed to International Living Future Institute Board of Directors

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SEATTLE, December 21, 2016, /3BL Media/ --The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) announced today that Jonathan Lash, president of Hampshire College and an internationally recognized sustainability leader, will join the ILFI’s Board of Directors.  Under Lash’s leadership, Hampshire’s newly constructed 17,000 square foot R.W. Kern Center is pursuing certification as a Living Building, a major part of the college’s broad initiative to transform its campus into a living laboratory for sustainability systems and performance. 

A Visit to a Treehouse in the Carpet Capital

by Pete May
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Dalton [Georgia], the "Carpet Capital of the World," sits in the center of Whitfield County, home to more than 150 carpet factories employing more than 30,000 people — roughly equal to the population of Dalton itself — including companies such as Mohawk and Shaw. More than 90 percent of the carpet produced in the world today is made within a 65-mile radius of the city.

Transformational Thought II Book Release

More Radical Ideas to Remake the Built Environment
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Transformational Thought II: More Radical Ideas to Remake the Built Environment
Author: Jason F. McLennan
Foreword: Bill Reed 
Publisher: Ecotone Publishing – An Imprint of the International Living Future Institute
ISBN9780997236804
List: $34.95 US
Pages: 237
Softcover, Perfect bound

Press Release

Transformational Thought II: More Radical Ideas to Remake the Built Environment
Author: Jason F. McLennan
Foreword: Bill Reed 
Publisher: Ecotone Publishing – An Imprint of the International Living Future Institute
ISBN9780997236804
List: $34.95 US
Pages: 237
Softcover, Perfect bound

Seattle: First City in the U.S to Incentivize Living Buildings with Pilot Program

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On October 7, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray signed legislation to continue the Living Building Pilot Program until 2025. The updated Living Building program legislation expands on a pilot program started in 2009 and increases the number of buildings that can participate to twenty. There are new provisions and adjustments in the legislation that align better with city and state laws, as well as streamline building codes to incentivize developers on adopting regenerative building practices.

Forest Stewardship Council Recognizes Forest Champions

Awards Highlight Diverse Group of Leaders at Greenbuild 2016
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LOS ANGELES, October 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Celebrating its strongest group of award winners to date, the Forest Stewardship Council US presented its FSC Leadership Awards last night to a diverse group of organizations and individuals at Greenbuild 2016. Collectively their leadership shows that wood from FSC-certified, responsibly managed forests can meet society’s needs, across a wide array of sectors.

Kathleen Smith to Receive a Women in Sustainability Leadership Award from Green Building & Design Magazine

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CHICAGO, October 4, 2016  /3BL Media/ – International Living Future Institute is thrilled to announce that Kathleen Smith, Vice President of the Living Building Challenge, has been awarded one of Green Building & Design (gb&d)’s Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards.

Let's Bring Living Buildings to Trinidad and Tobago

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Lydia Singh is the leader of the newly emerging Trinidad and Tobago Collaborative. Below, she shares the importance of bringing Living Buildings to her home country of Trinidad and Tobago. 

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