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Education + Events

The International Living Future Institute’s Education and Events Department focuses on personal and professional development that advances consciousness, connection and community for a Living Future. Through our education and events we strive to meet your needs by inspiring educators and by engaging individuals, professionals and organizations through meaningful content and diversified instruction. Whether you want to attend a lecture or a conference, take a course in-person or online, there is an entry point for every budget, schedule and location.

Contact us for more information about our custom education packages.

Upcoming Events

Introduction to the Energy Petal - Online Workshop

Monday, July 13, 2015 - 12:00pm

The Living Building Challenge Energy Petal is intended to signal a new age of design, wherein the built environment relies solely on renewable forms of energy and operates year round in a pollution-free manner. In this 1-hour overview of the Energy Petal, participants will gain an understanding of the strategies and behavior change needed to achieve NZEB Certification.

Handprinting and the Living Product Challenge - Online Workshop

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 9:00am

This session includes a brief overview of the Living Product Challenge and then will dive into Handprinting. It will explore what Handprinting means for organizations today and look at positive real-life examples of successful Handprinting methods. 

This workshop is one in a series of five workshops regarding the Living Product Challenge. For more information on the full series please visit: Living Product Challenge Workshops Series.

Advocating for Healthy Materials Webinar Series

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 9:00am

As part of our policy efforts, the Institute has partnered with Greenwash Action to develop a suite of advocacy trainings for our global network. Together we invite you to take part in a series of webinars that lay the foundation for your local policy efforts by exploring three hot topics in the advocacy world.

Certified Wood & Green Building

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 9:00am

Certified wood and forest certification have long been lightning rods in the green building advocacy arena. In this webinar, we will examine the big picture of forestry and timber production and provide an overview of forest certification, examining the history of and the key differences between the main competitors in forest certification, FSC and SFI. Information for the full Advocating for Healthy Materials Webinar Series.

Introduction to the Living Community Challenge

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 12:00pm

The Introduction to the Living Community Challenge course touches on the methodology of the program and its components. This workshop will look at the similarities and differences between the LCC and the Living Building Challenge, the built environments most rigorous performance standard. Read the Living Community Challenge Standard here!

You Are What You Breathe: Taking Action on Chemicals of Concern

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 9:00am

One of the most important trends in green building in recent years has been growing market demand for transparency and avoidance of toxic chemicals in building materials. This webinar will provide a primer on chemicals of concern in the built environment, an overview of the tools that are driving the development of healthier building materials and will contrast the approaches of Living Building Challenge, LEED and Green Globes to this important issue. Information for the full Advocating for Healthy Materials Webinar Series.

Life Cycle Assessment & Environmental Product Declarations: What You Need to Know

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 9:00am

Along with Declare, Health Product Declarations and other tools for addressing chemicals of concern, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) are viewed by many in the green building community as critical market drivers toward greater transparency about and mitigation of the environmental impacts of buildings and building materials. Information for the full Advocating for Healthy Materials Webinar Series.