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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.

Watch: Living Future CEO Amanda Sturgeon speak at TEDMED 2018

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Last November, ILFI CEO Amanda Sturgeon spoke at TEDMED 2018, the independent health and medicine edition of the world-famous TED conference, dedicated to “ideas worth spreading.” In her speech, Amanda talked about biophilic design, human health, and how the former can benefit the latter, as well as the role architecture can play in bringing nature back to our (mostly indoor) lives.

The Making of a Sustainable Textile Designer: Interview With Katherine Soucie of Sans Soucie Zero-Waste Textile Design

Katherine Soucie talks about her explorations with pre-consumer apparel waste
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In October 2017, Gildan partnered with Katherine Soucie of Sans Soucie, zero-waste textile design studio to give its hosiery waste new life through transformation into textiles, fashion and art.  On the one-year anniversary of this partnership, Soucie talks about her research, her design and her curiosity with new inputs.

Q:   How did you become passionate about recycled textiles?

Bloomberg’s European Headquarters Shortlisted for Prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize

RIBA judges call the project a ‘Tour-de-force’
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July 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) announced that Bloomberg London is on its shortlist for the 2018 Stirling Prize, the UK's highest architectural accolade.

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Bloomberg Named Corporate Workplace of the Year at British Council for Offices (BCO) London Awards 2018

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April 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Bloomberg was yesterday awarded the ‘Corporate Workplace’ award at the annual British Council of Offices (BCO) Awards in London, which recognize excellence and innovation in workplace design.

Living Future unConference 2018 Opens for Registration

The conference where big ideas gain momentum
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The International Living Future Institute is hosting its 12th annual Living Future unConference in Portland, Oregon on May 1-4, 2018. Architects, engineers, manufacturers, CSR professionals, and more will gather for the leading regenerative design event of the year.

First Annual Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Design Award Goes to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Nature’s healing power is in abundance in this Singapore hospital
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BOSTON, November 13, 2017: The International Living Future Institute (ILFI), in partnership with Interface, honored the late scholar and Yale University social ecologist Stephen R. Kellert’s legacy with the first ever, Biophilic Design Award at the Greenbuild Expo in Boston.

New From Ecotone Publishing: Creating Biophilic Buildings

A visually-rich, case study-filled book from CEO Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA showcases how design can regenerate life
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SEATTLE, November 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA, (CEO, International Living Future Institute) turns her award-winning eye for sustainable buildings toward biophilic design, an emerging design discipline that creates spaces where people and nature can thrive together as an integrated whole.

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