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Lichen-Inspired Carpet Awarded the Living Product Challenge Petal Certification

Mohawk Group’s Lichen Collection is the first floor covering to receive this certification.
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Jason McLennan, founder of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) and 2017 HIVE dean, worked for eight months with Mohawk to develop flooring that brought the natural beauty of lichen inside.

As he explains in this short video, Mohawk now offers nine carpets that honor a series of different species of lichen with unique growing patterns and colors.

ILFI Honors Stephen R. Kellert Legacy with the First Biophilic Design Award

Biophilic Design is the Practice Of Connecting People And Nature Within Our Built Environments and Communities
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SEATTLE, July 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) is honoring the late scholar and Yale University social ecologist Stephen R. Kellert’s legacy with the first ever, biophilic design award. Mr. Kellert was a pioneer in the practice of connecting people and nature within our built environments and communities. 

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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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CHICAGO, June 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- 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.

Lichen: Genius + Courage to Create Better Commercial Flooring

by Rami Vagal
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Earlier this month, Mohawk Group participated in the Living Future UnConference in Seattle, an annual convention organized by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). The week was a truly meaningful and memorable sustainability immersion experience with a diverse group of sustainability leaders from across the industry.

The International Living Future Institute is Now Accepting Applications for the Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Design Award

Submit a built project that exemplifies the beauty of Biophilic Design by August 31st
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The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) is now accepting submissions for the Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Design Award that acknowledges Stephen Kellert's legacy as a pioneer in articulating and applying Biophilic Design principles to the built environment. His advocacy has encouraged widespread adoption of the practice.

The International WELL Building Institute™ and ILFI Partner on “Crosswalk” to Align Two​ ​Ratings Systems

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SEATTLE, May 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) and the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™), have agreed to work collaboratively to promote the design, construction and operation of healthy and restorative buildings. The two organizations will work together to identify opportunities to align the two rating systems, coordinate events and education offerings, and promote building practices that significantly raise the standard of what buildings should be.

International Living Future Institute Kicks off Living Future unConference in Seattle

Highlights include compelling keynotes and news of significant scaling of the Living Building Challenge 22 projects including Etsy and Microsoft
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SEATTLE, May 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) today kicked off the 2017 unConference, a sold-out gathering of 1,000+ experts in green building, place making and regenerative design who are celebrating the “Genius & Courage” of a movement that is fast gaining momentum. Van Jones is opening the conference today, and Naomi Klein is the Friday morning keynote.

International Living Future Institute and New Buildings Institute Partner to Accelerate the Zero Energy Movement

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SEATTLE, May 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) and New Buildings Institute (NBI) today announced a partnership that will streamline and strengthen the tracking and certification of zero energy (ZE) buildings in order to drive broader market adoption, codification and standardization of ZE technologies in everyday buildings.

Brock Environmental Center for a Living Chesapeake: Building a Sustainable Legacy for the Bay

A Living Building Challenge Publication Series from Ecotone Publishing
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SEATTLE May 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- As the tenth building in the world to achieve full Living Building Challenge certification, the Brock Environmental Center continues to draw attention for its sustainable, resilient design. The center has been named among the Top 10 recipients of the American Institute of Architects COTE (Committee on the Environment) Award in 2017.

Heroes Working For a Restorative Future

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Every year, we recognize individuals who have demonstrated a fierce commitment to the Living Building Challenge with their desire to continually raise the bar on behalf of the green building industry.

This year, nine recipients are inspirational in their quest to help safeguard our future.

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