As our communities and ecosystems face mounting challenges due to global warming, the Living Future community is designing and building a positive, healthy future for all. As you explore these stories, we hope they will inspire you to make an impact by supporting our work towards a society that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative.
Broaden the impact of regenerative buildings and products to restore the health and resilience of economies, cultures, and people
Collaborate with Affordable Housing developers using the Living Building Challenge as a framework to build homes that have no energy bills, are free from toxic materials and are truly sustainable for future generations
Expand transparency in social equity for organizations in the built environment ecosystem through the Just program
Advocate for healthy materials for healthier communities with our Declare label, which provides information on product ingredients and flags chemicals of concern
Connect practitioners, organizations, and everyday advocates committed to transforming the building industry through the holistic lens of climate, health, and equity
More Impact Stories
While working with YA Studio, Nahm first encountered the International Living Future Institute. “I saw the flower growing out of the dirt as a reflection of myself,” she noted. “I am someone who grew with the resources around me.”
The Louisiana Children’s Museum was uniquely designed for New Orleans’ City Park. “This would be a building and place that could only be on this site,” recalled Richard Franko, principal in charge of the project at Mithun.
“Rather than containing its learning environment within four walls, the Green School embraces nature and integrates with the outdoors,” according to Rita Trombin, an environmental psychologist who is a former staff member at the school.
Rex Hohlbein & Jenn Lafreniere
“We want to use design to create a path for everyone to get involved in ending homelessness,” Jenn Lafreniere, originator of the BLOCK Project, said in a TED Talk she delivered with Rex Hohlbein, the other originator who is also her father.