Living Future Institute Europe

Living Future Institute Europe

Living Future Institute Europe

“The time for restorative buildings is NOW and the Living Building Challenge is the tool to make it happen.”

– Emmanuel Pauwels, Green Living Projects Barcelona Ambassador

In December of 2015, world leaders came together to find a path down the greenhouse gas mountain on which the world continues to climb. Calling for new investments in clean energy and water efficiency, world leaders collaboratively succeeded in establishing a new era of climate awareness. The resulting Paris Accord committed national governments to ask for and accept bold private sector investment and action. Incremental change will not provide the solutions we need in the built environment within the timeframe established in Paris.

The Institute’s mission will hasten the change and provide needed direction towards a regenerative design transition in Europe. It is actively pursuing European market alignment and adaptations of the Living Building Challenge (LBC). This work is unfolding on multiple levels, including:

  • Forming partnerships with sponsors, organizations, and developers aligned with LBC principles
  • Identifying modifications to Declare program components so they meet European product testing and reporting conventions
  • Developing customized European zones for LBC Imperative 13, Living Economy Sourcing – See Example
  • Resolving critical issues in wood certification standards – FSC vs. PEFC
  • Building and supporting local Collaboratives

A number of projects are already underway. To learn more about these efforts please navigate to Europe in the interactive map below (pan and zoom to view details).

Carlo Battisti
Interim Executive Director, ILFI Europe
Owner, Sustainable Innovations Managements & Consulting

Emmanuel Pauwels
Green Building Consultant, Green Living Projects

Martin Brown
Sustainability Provocateur, Fairsnape

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