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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


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.

Van Jones: Living Future unConference Opening Night Keynote


During the initial planning stages of the International Living Future Institute’s 11th annual unConference, the theme was dedicated to Genius and Courage. The search then began for keynote speakers who are devoted to bringing these nouns to life in their daily actions. Our opening night keynote, Van Jones, does just that. The Yale-educated lawyer and social rights activist is a clear representation of genius and courage.

Vitro Architectural Glass to be Founding Sponsor of Pittsburgh’s Living Product Hub

Historic Pittsburgh manufacturer enhances city’s claim as global center for green building
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PITTSBURGH, April 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has been named the first founding sponsor of the Living Product Hub in Pittsburgh, opening April 18. The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) and Pittsburgh’s Green Building Alliance (GBA) are establishing the hub to accelerate the development of regenerative buildings and manufacturing.

Etsy Global Headquarters Achieves Living Building Challenge Petal Certification

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Etsy envisioned its new global headquarters as an opportunity to instigate change, to set a new standard for sustainable construction and design in a renovation project, and to create a space that reflected its values, especially those related to community, craft, and sustainability. They approached each decision with careful consideration of the long-term health of both the project’s and the surrounding community’s ecosystem.

Green Star and Living Building Challenge Partner to Streamline Dual Certification

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The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) and the International Living Future Institute (IFLI) today released a new guidance document to streamline certification efforts for projects pursuing both Green Star and Living Building Challenge ratings.

This follows a commitment by the two organisations in 2016 to work collaboratively to promote the design, construction and operations of positive and restorative buildings in Australia.

Unleash Your Genius at the Living Future unConference

Don't Miss the Leading Event for Regenerative Design, May 17-19 in Seattle, WA
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Join us at the Living Future unConference, May 17-19 in Seattle, WA. Watch the video to see our awesome program and keynote speakers including Van Jones and Naomi Klein. Tickets are selling fast, reserve yours today! 

Accelerating Manufacturing Innovation in America

International Living Future Institute and Green Building Alliance Announce Opening of Living Product Hub in Pittsburgh
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PITTSBURGH, March 15, 2017 /3BL Media/- Pittsburgh is the birthplace of American manufacturing and a city with a vision to reimagine itself as a center for innovation, green manufacturing, and job creation. The  International Living Future Institute (ILFI) is partnering with Green Building Alliance (GBA) to help make this vision a reality through the creation of a Living Product “Hub”.


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