A leader in the sustainability charge, the architect, designer, and sustainability champion is the visionary the industry needs to reach ongoing environmental goals.
by Jenna Lippin
Jason F. McLennan, partner and CEO of McLennan Design and founder of the International Living Future Institute, has been dubbed a “troublemaker”—but in the best way possible. His work uncovered the importance of sustainability before it was a buzzword and movement in the design industry.
Starting his career as an architect, McLennan said he was focused on sustainability from the start of his path, focusing on its importance “before it was cool.”
CALHOUN, Ga. November 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ — For the first time at Greenbuild, Mohawk Industries’ residential and commercial divisions will share the spotlight to show that Mohawk is “All In” when it comes to sustainable flooring. Greenbuild, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, will take place Nov. 8–10 in Boston at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Mohawk Flooring and Mohawk Group will be exhibiting on-site in booth space No. 1807.
CALHOUN, Ga., October 31, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Mohawk Group and Humanscale broadened the conversation on sustainability last week with a series of talks illustrating how manufacturers are creating designs that contribute to healthy spaces, demonstrate product transparency, and give back to the earth.
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.
Biophilic Design is the Practice Of Connecting People And Nature Within Our Built Environments and Communities
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.
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
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.
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.
Submit a built project that exemplifies the beauty of Biophilic Design by August 31st
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.
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.
Highlights include compelling keynotes and news of significant scaling of the Living Building Challenge 22 projects including Etsy and Microsoft
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.