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Declare Chemical Transparency Program Released in European Building Market

The nutrition label for products expands into Europe for manufacturers, architects and designers
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BOLZANO, Italy, January 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) and Living Future Europe Initiative (LFEI) announce the release of a new edition of the Declare product transparency label for the European building and manufacturer market. The Declare Europe launch is taking place in Bolzano during the 2019 Klimahouse conference, which is focused on the exchange of ideas, innovations and insights on the latest trends in the energy-efficiency and sustainable construction sector.

Early Bird Pricing for Living Future 19

The industry’s leading event in regenerative design at a great price
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Celebrate innovation with the International Living Future Institute at Living Future 2019 in Seattle, Washington, from April 30-May 3. Register before December 14, 11:59 PM PST, and take $150 off your ticket for this year’s conference highlighting Collaboration + Abundance. Prices go up after midnight and will not be this low again.

Living Future unConference 2019 Opens for Registration, Focus on Collaboration and Abundance

Keynote speakers include Bill McKibben, Mustafa Santiago Ali, and Mary Robinson
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SEATTLE, November 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The International Living Future Institute is hosting its 13th annual Living Future unConference in Seattle, Washington, on April 30-May 3, 2019, at the new Hyatt Regency. Architects, engineers, manufacturers, CSR professionals, and more will gather for the leading regenerative design event of the year.

International Living Future Institute Kicks off 12th Annual Living Future unConference in Portland

“Authenticity + Action” is the Rallying Cry for the Leading Event in Regenerative Design
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PORTLANDOre., May 3, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) today kicked off the 2018 unConference, a sold-out gathering of 1,000+ experts in green building, placemaking and regenerative design from around the globe.

Announcing Majora Carter as Keynote Speaker at Living Future unConference

Carter joins Raj Patel and Terry Tempest Williams as keynotes at annual green design conference
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The International Living Future Institute is pleased to announce Majora Carter as their third keynote speaker at the annual Living Future unConference, held this year in Portland, OR from May 1-4. 

Carter is a leading urban revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster. She is responsible for the creation & implementation of numerous green-infrastructure projects, policies, and job training & placement systems. 

Designing for Our Love of Nature

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Biophilia. There’s your answer. A method of design in which the connection between humans and the environment is embraced and enhanced, rather than fought against.

I was six years old, so you’ll have to forgive the fact that I can’t name them all off the top of my head. But I’ve definitely heard of them. That isn’t remarkable though, given that (1) I’m a big basketball fan and (2) EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN HAS HEARD OF THESE PEOPLE. Sorry, that was the six-year-old in me typing.

In the Wake of Development

Breaking the Pattern of Displacement
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TD Centre Becomes One of North America's Largest LEED Platinum-certified Facilities

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October 14, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Located in the heart of Toronto's financial core, the Toronto-Dominion Centre – or TD Centre for short – is made up of six buildings that received LEED EB: O&M certification. In order to achieve this certification, strict measurable and actual performance metrics had to be met. The LEED EB: O&M certification is unlike any other LEED certification, because of its focus on operation and maintenance in a building's lifecycle.

Design With Intent

Sustainability in Product Design
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Every time I go to the store to purchase a product, I’m struck by how many examples of products and packaging I see that are virtually impossible to recycle because of choices made in the design of the item. Why even last week I spent a day with a major retail’s Sr. Leadership and Buyers, walking a store reviewing the many products and packages that simply fall short. 

Interior Department Approves 10,000 Megawatts of Renewable Energy; SC Johnson Earns EPA SmartWay Excellence Award; Sustainable Disaster Recovery Conference to be held in Saint Louis - Energy Minute for October 18, 2012

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The Department of the Interior has approved 10,000 megawatts of renewable energy projects on public lands. The approval meets the goals of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Since 2009, Interior has authorized 33 renewable energy projects, including 18 utility-scale solar facilities, 7 wind farms, and 8 geothermal plants. When built, the projects will provide enough electricity to power more than 3.5 million homes and support 13,000 construction and operations jobs.

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