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Brock Environmental Center Construction Complete

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) Brock Environmental Center reached construction completion recently in Virginia Beach, VA. Designed by SmithGroupJJR and constructed by Hourigan Construction, the Center is an international model for energy and water efficiency and climate change resiliency.



Institute Releases a Framework for Affordable Housing to Achieve the Living Building Challenge

Monday, November 24, 2014

Today, the Institute backed its mission with a framework report that outlines how multi-family affordable housing projects can achieve the Living Building Challenge; a philosophy, advocacy tool and certification program. 



Seattle Greenspace Certified as World's First Living Park

Thursday, October 30, 2014

In a neighborhood lacking public parks, a former traffic median has been re-developed into the world’s first “Living Park,” meeting all the rigorous goals of the Living Building Challenge. Read More...

Amanda Sturgeon Named One of 10 Most Powerful Women in Sustainability

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Institute ED Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA joins Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on GB&D Magazine's "10 Most Important Women in Sustainability". Read More...

Bob Berkebile Joins the Institute

Monday, October 20, 2014

The International Living Future Institute™ today announced the addition of Bob Berkebile to its team. Berkebile, an influential architect and green building pioneer, will serve as a senior strategic advisor to the Institute in general and with the Living Product Challenge™ and Living Community Challenge ™ specifically. Read More...

New Expectations: Green Infrastructure in Living Communities

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Living Community Challenge offers a policy framework for jurisdictions leading on green infrastructure and sustainable communities. Read More...

Jason F. McLennan featured in Metropolis and FutureArc

Friday, August 22, 2014

Jason F.  McLennan, the Institute's CEO and the creator of the Living Building Challenge™, shares his thoughts on sustainable design with two leading architecture magazines. Read More...


Eric Corey Freed Joins Institute as VP of Global Outreach

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Eric Corey Freed will oversee education, communications, publications, volunteer engagement and events as the VP of Global Outreach. Read More...


Announcing Trim Tab v. 22 - The Community Issue

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Trim Tab v.22 explores the question, "What does it take to make a flourishing community?" Read More...


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