Living Building Challenge

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.

A Net-Zero Historic Retrofit

A motivated homeowner revamps his historic home for net-zero energy and net-positive water.
Article

BEFORE HE MADE his energy bills disappear, Matt Grocoff was paying $350 a month for heating in his historical, 2,600-square-foot home in Ann Arbor, Michigan. If all goes as planned—under the strict objectives of the Living Building Challenge that Grocoff is aiming for—his water bills may also soon disappear.

Pharos Applauds and Supports First Living Building Challenge Certified Projects

by Tom Lent, Policy Director, Healthy Building Network
Blog

Congratulations to the first three projects to meet the Living Building Challenge℠ design standard for healthy sustainable buildings! This is an impressive accomplishment, coming less than four years after the Cascadia Green Building Council launched this ambitious high-bar standard, which requires not only excellent “beyond LEED” design, but a year of occupancy to prove that the operation of the building also meets the Challenge standards.

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