International Living Future Institute

Living Building Challenge 4.0 Meets Market Demand for Increased Scalability and Accessibility

Updated standard earns pilot commitments from Google, King County and others
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SEATTLE, May 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The International Living Future Institute announced today the release of Living Building Challenge 4.0 (LBC 4.0), which meets demand from the marketplace for increased scale and accessibility. Google and King County committed to test the new standard in their construction, among others.

Integrated Eco Strategy and Toxnot Announce Partnership to Streamline Product Ingredient Disclosure

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass., April 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Integrated Eco Strategy (IES) and Toxnot announce a new partnership designed to integrate their respective materials transparency platforms. This partnership enables manufactures to quickly and efficiently share building product ingredient data and meet the requirements of certifications such as the Living Building Challenge (LBC) and Declare in new, powerful ways.

U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Green Building Program Now Recognizes the Living Product Challenge

Inclusion of Living Products in LEED credits stands to grow adoption of healthy materials
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SEATTLE, April 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ The Living Product Challenge (LPC) is now an approved certification path in the U.S. Green Building Council® (USGBC) LEED® v4/4.1 BD+C program. Living Product Challenge certified products join Declare as a compliant pathway in the LEED version 4 and 4.1 Building Product Disclosure and Optimization - Material Ingredients credit.

Press Passes Available for Living Future unConference 2019

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Media Credentials Now Available for 2019 Living Future unConference

Event Gathers 1,200+ Industry Leaders to Set “North Star” for Building 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.

Second Annual Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Design Award Winners Announced

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CHICAGO, November 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) honored the late scholar and Yale University social ecologist Stephen R. Kellert’s legacy with the second annual Biophilic Design Award last night at a special award ceremony hosted by Interface, Inc., at the 2018 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. This year the award was presented to two outstanding projects: The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre, and the Dixon Water Foundation Betty and Clint Josey Pavilion.

Alicia Daniels Uhlig Receives a Women in Sustainability Leadership Award From Green Building & Design Magazine

International Living Future Institute community and policy leader recognized for important contributions to a more sustainable world
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CHICAGO, November 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) announced today that Alicia Daniels Uhlig, Living Community Challenge and Policy Director, has been awarded one of Green Building & Design (gb&d)’s Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards.

Introducing Nutopia by Mohawk Group: Carpet Plank Inspired by “Urban Fabric”

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November 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Nutopia is a new Living Product Challenge Petal certified carpet plank system from Mohawk Group inspired by the idea of “urban fabric,” where humankind coexists with buildings, streets and other infrastructure. The collection’s designers looked at metaphors for how urban design can translate into patterns of balance, acceptance and integration—where the dichotomy of metropolis is coalesced into a mélange of culture and connection.

A Holistic Approach to Sustainability Through Handprinting

By George Bandy, Jr.
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When the commercial division of the world’s largest flooring manufacturer switches its focus from “footprinting” to “handprinting” — or leaving the world in better shape than when we found it — it is not a small endeavor or one taken lightly.

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