International Living Future Institute

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Seattle, Washington, USA
The International Living Future Institute is an inspiring hub for visionary programs. Our mission is to lead and support the transformation toward communities that are socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative. We are committed to catalyzing the trans­formation toward communities that are socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative. Com­posed of leading green building experts and thought-leaders, the Institute is premised on the belief that providing a compelling vision for the future is a fundamental requirement for reconciling humanity’s relationship with the natural world. The Institute runs the Living Building Challenge, Living Community Challenge, Living Product Challenge, Net Zero Energy Certification, the Cascadia Green Building Coun­cil, Ecotone Publishing, Declare, JUST and other leading-edge programs. A global network of more than 400 volunteers across nearly 30 countries drive the local adoption of restorative principles in their com­munities. In 2014 we announced the Living Future Challenge™ a bold new framework for re-thinking the way humanity designs its systems, products, buildings and communities. Based on the elegant and profound architecture of the Living Building Challenge, utilizing nature as the ultimate end-game metric for success, the Living Future Challenge now branches into all aspects of society: Living Building Challenge™, the built environment’s most rigorous and ambitious performance standard Living Community Challenge™, applying Living Building concepts to entire communities or cities Living Product Challenge™, challenging designers and manufacturers to create net positive products Net Zero Energy Building Certification™, certifying successful energy conservation in both new and existing buildings Just™, the social justice label for organizations Declare™, the materials nutrition label Reveal™, the energy efficiency label for buildings
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