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NeoCon Exhibitors Announced Living Product Certifications

Living Product Challenge is the Gold Standard for Regenerative Manufacturing
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CHICAGO,  June 13, 2018 /3BLMedia/ - Five different manufacturers are celebrating 10 Living Product certifications at NeoCon 2018, bringing the total number of Living Product certifications to 20. The Living Product Challenge (LPC) was launched in 2014 by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) to inspire manufacturers to pursue ambitious goals to dematerialize and detoxify their products and ultimately go beyond doing ‘less bad’ to create positive health and environmental impacts.
 

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Mohawk, Humanscale Breaking New Ground in Regenerative Product Design in the Living Product Challenge and World's Leading Product Certification Companies Partner to Accelerate Living Products
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The Living Product Challenge (LPC), introduced in 2015, is growing and scaling thanks to the commitment of courageous companies who are redesigning products and processes to work within natural and social systems, it was announced at Neocon World Trade Fair today. Neocon exhibitors Mohawk and Humanscale both debuted products created under the Living Product Challenge.

Second Annual Living Product Expo Opens Today in Pittsburgh

Provocative Conversation About Next Generation Product Manufacturing in the Heart of U.S. Steel Belt
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September 13, 2016 ​/3BL Media/ - Can we grow rather than manufacture materials? Why does a labor union care about green and regenerative manufacturing? How are 3D printing and the circular economy revolutionizing our currently industrial economy? These questions and other provocative topics are on the table at the second annual Living Product EXPO, hosted by the International Living Future Institute this week, in the heart of America’s steel belt, Pittsburgh. For more information, visit the /3BL Media/Can we grow rather than manufacture materials?

World’s First Living Products Achieve Certification

Owens Corning and SIREWALL Reimagine Manufacturing for Radical Change in Energy, Water, Happiness
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SEATTLE, May 26, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Imagine a product that functions as elegantly and efficiently as anything found in the natural world. Now imagine that product is manufactured for use in buildings, which are responsible for a majority of greenhouse gas emissions, and you begin to see how a truly sustainable product, used to build a Living Building, might significantly impact climate change.

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.

New Green Building Partnership to Push Best Practice Boundaries

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Wednesday 2 March 2016 /3BL Media/ - A new partnership between the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), the Living Future Institute of Australia (LFIA) and the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) aims to accelerate the creation of healthier, resilient, equitable and ecologically restorative building practices.

All three organisations have signed a memorandum of understanding, which outlines a commitment to work towards common goals in the high performance buildings realm in Australia.

Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Teams Up with Living Future Institute

Living Product Prize will Encourage Development of Products that Work in Harmony with Nature
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March 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Can we design products that function as elegantly as anything found in the natural world? And can those products mimic nature’s design principles? That is the goal of the Living Product Prize, a new initiative of the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, an annual team competition from the Biomimicry Institute that focuses on accelerating the development of nature-inspired solutions to critical sustainability issues.

The Power of Zero Book Release

Learning from the World's First Net Zero Energy Buildings
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THE POWER OF ZEROLearning from the World’s First Net Zero Energy Buildings
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: 02.22.2016
Author: Brad Liljequist
Contributors: Jason F. McLennan, Brendan Cook, Jess Chamberlain, Adam Paul Amrein
Introduction: Amanda Sturgeon
Publisher: Ecotone Publishing – An Imprint of the International Living Future Institute
ISBN: 9780982774953
List: $39.95 US
Pages: 232
Softcover, Full Color, Perfect bound, 9”x 9”

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THE POWER OF ZEROLearning from the World’s First Net Zero Energy Buildings
Release
: 02.22.2016
Author: Brad Liljequist
Contributors: Jason F. McLennan, Brendan Cook, Jess Chamberlain, Adam Paul Amrein
Introduction: Amanda Sturgeon
Publisher: Ecotone Publishing – An Imprint of the International Living Future Institute
ISBN: 9780982774953
List: $39.95 US
Pages: 232
Softcover, Full Color, Perfect bound, 9”x 9”

Australia Aspires to Global Green Leadership

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February 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Frasers Property Australia’s ‘Brickworks’ retail project to host global design competition, the Living Building Challenge 

“Imagine a building designed and constructed to function as elegantly and efficiently as a flower: a building informed by its bioregion’s characteristics, that generates all of its own energy with renewable resources, captures and treats all of its water, is toxic free and beautiful.” 
- The Living Future Institute of Australia 

In the Wake of Development

Breaking the Pattern of Displacement
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