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ILFI Staff Highlight July 2015

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Learn what motivates Marisa, what she wanted to be when she graduated from high school, how that led to working in the regenerative building movement and what she does when she's not enjoying the brightness of working in Seattle's Bullitt Center.


Toward a Living Community Vision for Seattle’s First Hill

Monday, July 6, 2015

Seattle’s First Hill and the surrounding neighborhoods are among the most dense, diverse, dynamic in the City regarding people, buildings and uses. The success of First Hill becoming a Living Community shows that any neighborhood can achieve this certification.


ASSA ABLOY: 5 Ways They’re Opening the Door to Sustainability

Monday, June 29, 2015

ASSA ABLOY is leading the transformation of our market sector toward living products! Here are 5 reasons why doors, frames, hardware and access control systems matter in living buildings.


What is Handprinting?

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Reducing our own footprint isn’t enough to create a regenerative future together, handprinting is the solution.


Measuring Your Footprint

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

An ecological footprint is the impact on the earth caused by organizations, people and products.Among many things, the Living Product Challenge is a call to action to use consumer purchasing power and influence over the manufacturing industry to reduce the ecological footprint of products.


It's Time to Stop Building Empires and to Start Building Living Communities

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Cities are the most complex artifacts ever created. They are in a constant state of flux based on the inputs of countless actors, occasionally spanning millennia.


Bullitt Center: From Roots to Canopy

Monday, June 1, 2015

The Living Building Challenge is distinguished from any other green building certification program because it’s based on actual performance—not on modeled or anticipated outcomes. Achieving the Challenge hinges upon the effectiveness of a design in real time, and in the real space. 


Transformational Thought: Passing Through the Bottleneck

Friday, May 29, 2015

When it comes to looking at the future and thinking about the pressing social and environmental issues before us, it is easy to vacillate between hopefulness and hopelessness, optimism and pessimism. 


Policy leadership: Water management for a changing climate

Thursday, May 28, 2015

As droughts worsen around the world, the Institute and the City of Santa Monica bring experts together to save water in southern California.


Trim Tab v.25 Place + Community

Thursday, May 14, 2015

This issue recounts the processes and success stories that embrace the genuine essence of Place + Community. We tell stories of key leaders pushing humanity forward, spotlight proven performance of a Living Building, compare human communities to ant communities and much more. 


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