Join the professional community of leaders who are committed to making our
world socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative.
Living Future Accreditation (LFA) is the professional credential that recognizes proficiency in the world’s most ambitious, advanced, and holistic sustainable design standards.
Photo courtesy of the Georgia Tech Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design
Join the leaders of the Living Future Movement
The International Living Future Institute brings together individuals and organizations that are bringing forth advanced solutions for reinventing our relationship with the natural world, the built environment, and each other.
With Living Future Accreditation, practitioners gain an advantage in the workplace by deepening their knowledge and demonstrating their expertise in advanced sustainability.
MICHELLE JOHANSSON, LFA
Architect & Director
Auckland, New Zealand
“I feel having LFA both formalises and forms a basis to the learning from that work and lets people know you have that knowledge. To me, LFA is absolutely a good thing to have, regardless of the level you work at, because you get a wide-ranging deep green education that is only going to benefit everything you do.”
ANGELO TAN, LFA
Green Building Country Lead International Finance Corporation
(World Bank Group)
‘Pursuing LFA has deepened my commitment to sustainable development and to helping my country. LBC provided a framework for me to explore the unique barriers and opportunities in regenerative design for developing countries. Achieving LFA also had an influence on my transition to sustainability and development work.”
MARLOES REININK, LFA
Founder & Owner
Solid Green Consulting
Johannesburg, South Africa
“We are currently working on two LBC projects in South Africa, and becoming an LFA reinforced the clients’ confidence in me to lead their projects towards certification.”
Read other inspiring stories of LFA professionals taking action towards a Living Future here.
Ask questions, find answers, and build connections—we are making an impact together. As an LFA professional, you are participating in an international and diverse community of practice that shares a common vision for a Living Future.
Explore the experiences of LFA professionals around the world
Show Team Commitment to a Living Future
Join the growing list of organizations that are building their capacity to create a Living Future on a team level.
In groups of 5 or more, the enrollment cost for the LFA Foundational Curriculum is reduced by an additional 10%. Group LFA grows your team’s recognition as leaders in regenerative design and prepares them to take bold action towards a Living Future.
Achieve the LFA Credential
The LFA credentialing process is based on modularized learning achievements that build foundational knowledge of ILFI programs and core topics as well as the flexibility to either specialize in or explore a wide range of advanced sustainability topics.
STEP 1: ENROLL
Sign up and celebrate your commitment to leadership in the regenerative design community! Upon enrollment, you will gain immediate access to your first courses.
STEP 2: ACHIEVE
Within one year of enrollment, complete 20 Foundational and 16 General credits of continuing education. Foundational education gives you a working knowledge of ILFI programs, while General education allows you to specialize in or explore the topic areas of your choice.
STEP 3: RENEW
Complete 16 credits of LFA continuing education every two years to maintain your credential, hone your expertise, and stay sharp with the latest developments in the regenerative design field.
LFA: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
Download the complete guide to LFA for details, including answers to frequently asked questions, cost and payment options, and LFA achievement and renewal requirements.
Go Further, Faster
Already a LEED AP? Get on the LFA Fast Track. You’re not starting from square one, so let’s build on your existing knowledge to go further, faster! With a current green building credential such as LEED, WELL, Green Star, CPHC, or EcoDistricts, you may qualify for Living Future Accreditation by completing just our LFA Foundational Curriculum.
Explore Course Topics
Our online education is designed with you in mind and features ILFI staff and industry experts. Whether you take one course with us or pursue Living Future Accreditation, we offer a robust suite of courses to choose from that build both foundational and specialized knowledge of ILFI’s programs and advanced sustainable design.
We can make a bigger Impact together
CONTINUING EDUCATION PROVIDERS
Bring LFA continuing education (CE) credits to your next course or educational event. Review our guidance and requirements here.
HIGHER EDUCATION PARTNERS
Graduating with Living Future Accreditation gives your students an edge. We strongly believe future leaders in architecture, planning, design, engineering, and beyond need to be prepared to create a Living Future. Let’s chat about how to make that happen.
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Manage your LFA Account
access your LFA account
Already a registered learner with us? Visit education.living-future.org to access your education account and review your online course transcript.
Self Report LFA CE Credits
If you have completed LFA continuing education (CE) beyond our online courses, self-report the credits on your transcript.