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 and rewards proficiency in the most ambitious, advanced, and holistic sustainable design standards available.
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.”
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
Group LFA grows your team’s recognition as leaders in regenerative design. Join the community of organizations building their capacity to advocate for a Living Future.
Pursuing LFA as a team grows your firm’s recognition as leaders in regenerative design. Join the community of organizations building their capacity to advocate for a Living Future.
Corporate membership packages offer discounts on education and a streamlined way to provide everything your team needs to become accredited.
Membership packages can include LFA Foundational Curriculum enrollments and General credit online courses, so the entirety of the LFA costs are covered.
Achieve the LFA Credential
Unlike other accreditations, LFA does not require a final exam. Instead, the LFA credentialing process is based on modularized learning achievements that advance your knowledge of regenerative design topics.
STEP 1: ENROLL
Enroll in the LFA Foundational Curriculum. Upon enrollment, you will gain immediate access to your first courses. Consider becoming a Living Future Member to receive 10% off the LFA Foundational Curriculum and all other ILFI education.
STEP 2: LEARN! COMPLETE EDUCATION WITHIN ONE YEAR
LFA achievement requires the completion of the LFA Foundational Curriculum and 16 General credits. Foundational education comes in an easy to manage, self-paced online format—the courses are broken down into chapters of video and textual content, with interactive knowledge checks and multiple-choice quizzes throughout the lessons. Flexibility in General education allows you to explore a variety of formats and topics, or fulfill the requirement with another active green building credential via the Fast Track.
STEP 3: ACHIEVE LFA
After you have completed the education, you’ll conduct a self-audit to automatically add your LFA to the queue for ILFI verification. Upon successful review, you will receive a certificate of achievement you can share with your networks. As an LFA professional, take action to make an impact with your knowledge and expertise by bringing forth advanced solutions for reinventing our relationship with the natural world, the built environment, and each other.
STEP 4: CONNECT
Stay up to date with the latest regenerative design education and connected with the ILFI community as a Living Future Member. Members receive exclusive access to free CEU webinars, invites to special networking opportunities, and more.
LFA: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
Download the complete guide to LFA for details, including answers to frequently asked questions, fees and discount options, and LFA achievement requirements.
Go Further, Faster: LFA FAST TRACK OPTION
Already a LEED AP, or hold another green building credential? 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 course catalog, Living Future Education offers a robust suite of courses that will help you build both foundational and specialized knowledge of ILFI’s programs and regenerative design. Courses feature ILFI staff and industry experts and cover critical topics from affordable housing to zero carbon suitable for professionals of all levels. Members receive 10% off all online courses, certificates, and LFA!
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 Credits
If you have completed LFA education beyond our online courses, log in and self-report the credits on your transcript.
HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS?
Check out the full FAQs here or write to us at LFA@living-future.org for additional clarity and support.