What We Do
We work with communities to help them create a future that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative.
We’re very excited to show off our brand new website! Website traffic has increased over 25% since our new website launch in December 2016.
Same great content with a fresh new look. Our blog traffic increased over 200% in 2016!
The Greenest Building The Power of Zero Busby: Architecture’s New Edges Transformational Thought II
We launched the Biophilic Design Initiative!
By the end of 2016, we had over 42,000 social media followers across 7 accounts.
Our amazing Living Future Network had 818 volunteers across 50 nations!
Members make meaningful change! We had 1884 magnificent members!
A NOTE FROM AMANDA STURGEON, FAIA
As I completed my first full year as CEO of the International Living Future Institute, not a day went by that I wasn’t inspired by the commitment and dedication of our community. In 2016, ILFI continued to scale as we saw our programs, network and staff grow steadily. Despite challenging politics, our network continues to work diligently toward a Living Future we all know is possible.
We celebrated 17 new Living Building Challenge certified projects, including the Chesapeake Bay Brock Environmental Center that achieved full Living Building Certification. The program continued to grow in national attention with Etsy's pursuit of certification for their headquarters in Brooklyn, NY. Their interest is a showcase of their commitment to creating healthy and sustainable spaces. We saw projects from residential homes in Oregon to environmental learning centers in Virginia demonstrate that the Living Building Challenge is achievable at multiple building scales and types, and in a variety of regions.
In just the second year of operating the Living Product Challenge, we saw the first ever certified products which proves that manufacturers can create products that are healthy, inspirational and give back to the environment. Declare continued to rapidly gain momentum with nearly 500 labels distributed in 2016. We also began to further expand Declare beyond North America with our first official international partner organization in New Zealand.
Our storytelling mediums continued to pave the way in an ever-changing digital world. We significantly redesigned our website in order to further enable people to feel engaged, empowered and inspired to join the regenerative design community and challenge the norm. We published four Ecotone titles that provide examples of the people and projects that make up the regenerative design community.
The stories that make up our work also garnered media attention along the way and have been mentioned in many national media publications including the Guardian, Fast Company, the Huffington Post, PBS and much more. The continued uptick of ILFI’s work is a testament of the power of this movement. I believe that we, as a movement, will continue to gain even more momentum and I look forward to leading us toward an even stronger Living Future.
MAKING AN IMPACT
Our visionary programs help to guide communities and organizations in creating a future that is healthy and inclusive for all.
At our conferences, attendees from around the world gather to turn ideas into action!
Jason F. McLennan
Ted Van Der Linden
Livng Product Challenge& Declare Coordinator
Living Community Challenge& Policy Director
Living Community Challenge Technical Director
Operations Manager & Executive Assisant
Net Zero Enrgy Director
Living Community Challenge Manager
Editor-In-Chief, Ecotone Publishing
Living Building Challenge Cordinator
Living Building Challenge Coordinator
Volunteer Network Coordinator
Chief Financial Officer
Living Buildng Challenge Technical Manager
Living Product Challenge Director
Vice President, Living Building Challenge
Total Revenue = $4,344,577 Individuals = $15,964 Sponsorships=$851,642 Foundations =$1,392,000 Donated goods and services = $132,792 Government grants =$43,000 Membership=$99,452 Earned Income = $1,786,983 Other = $22,744
Total Expenses = $4,679,831 Programs=$3,856,537 Management and General = $448,404 Fundraising = $374,890
During 2015 and prior, the Institute received funds designated for expenditure in 2016 and recorded the funds as revenue in the year received as required by accounting rules. The donor designated expenditures were made in 2016. As a result revenues and the offsetting expenses were in different years.
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