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2019 Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Design Award Winners Announced

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ATLANTA, November 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) honored the late scholar and Yale University social ecologist Stephen R. Kellert’s legacy at the third annual Biophilic Design Award last night with a special award ceremony hosted by Interface, during the 2019 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.

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


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.

International Living Future Institute Announces its 2016 Living Building Challenge Heroes

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Seattle, Wash -- The International Living Future Institute™ announced the recipients of its 2016 Living Building Challenge™ Hero Awards. The new Heroes were recognized at the Institute’s Big Bang Dinner, a focal point of its annual Living Future unConference. Individuals who receive this distinction have demonstrated a fierce commitment to the Living Building Challenge and their desire to continually raise the bar on behalf of the green building industry.

10th Annual Living Future unConference Showcases Latest Trends in Green Building

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April 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The International Living Future Institute is thrilled to announce Living Future 2016, a cutting-edge conference that brings together leading minds in the green building movement. The goal? To shape the built environment around social justice, diversity, and equity for all people—in other words, to create a Living Future.

The Greenest Building

How the Bullitt Center Changes the Urban Landscape
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SEATTLE, January 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Ecotone Publishing announced today the release of The Greenest Building: How the Bullitt Center Changes the Urban Landscape. With projects around the world trying to replicate the lessons from the Bullitt Center, this book offers invaluable insight into what it took to make the building a reality.

Ecocentricity Blog - November 9, 2015


So what do alternative concretes, grazing and pasture management, smart thermostats and girls’ education in the developing world have in common? Actually, let me add a few more to the list: biochar, afforestation, micro-grids, smart glass, improved child healthcare, commercial recycling, living buildings and airplane fuel efficiency.

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