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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...


Dr. Gregory Norris Joins Institute as Chief Scientist

Monday, July 28, 2014

Dr. Gregory Norris will work to support the development of key Living Future Challenge programs. Read More...


Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA Promoted to Executive Director of the Institute

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The International Living Future Institute™ announced today that Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA is being promoted to Executive Director of the Institute effective August 1st. Read More...


Boards of Directors for Cascadia and ILFI Re-integrate

Monday, July 7, 2014

The International Living Future Institute and Cascadia Green Building Council are excited to announce the re-integration of both boards into one joint board, which will serve under the ILFI umbrella. Read More...


HOK Design wins Chicago Collaborative Design Competition

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Designers from HOK’s Chicago office recently won the 2014 School Annex Design Competition organized by the Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Chicago (LBCCC). Read More...


Declare and LBC Expanding Rapidly in China

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Institute is pleased to announce there are now 8 manufacturers with Declare labeled products in China, 6 of them translated to Mandarin Chinese. Read More...

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