- Socially Just.
- Culturally Rich.
- Ecologically Restorative.
2015 Global Impact
“I am overjoyed and humbled by the incredible drive of project teams who pursue the Living Building Challenge, the manufacturers that are creating Living Products and the neighborhoods that are inspired by the Living Community Challenge. The passion of our network of volunteers has created a groundswell and it is clear to me that the people who define the Institute have the drive and vision to succeed in creating a Living Future.”Amanda Sturgeon - CEO, International Living Future Institute
What We Offer
Living Building Challenge®
Living Community Challenge℠
Living Product Challenge℠
To Create a Better Built Environment
The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) is a certification hub that helps people around the globe create beautiful, healthy spaces. In 2015, there was a significant uptake of our programs, a trend that has been steadily increasing over the past few years.
A New Leader
ILFI founder and CEO Jason F McLennan transitioned to Chair of the Board, and the Board of Directors promoted ILFI Executive Director, Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA to CEO.
New Program Takes Off
We launched the Living Product Challenge in 2014, and in 2015 we launched the first-ever Living Product Expo in Pittsburgh. 300+ attendees joined us to talk about sustainable manufacturing.
The LBC Continues to Grow
We celebrated the 300th project registration for the Living Building Challenge this year. We also saw a 33% increase in Certified projects. 12 projects crossed the finish line in 2015.
2015 Release: Living Product Challenge Standard
Using a similar structure as the Living Building Challenge and Living Community Challenge Standards, the LPC framework will help users to create products that are as beautiful and efficient as the natural world.
Research and New ResourcesEquity / Program Learn More
Equitable CommunitiesEquity / Program Learn More
Trim Tab + Ecotone PublicationsEquity / Program Learn More
Handprinting & the Living Product ChallengeEquity / Program Learn More
Unforgettable EventsEquity / Program Learn More
2015 Certified ProjectsCase Studies / Event Learn More
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Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors
Thank You to Our Generous Funders
Living Future Network
The Living Future Network is a global volunteer initiative to encourage the widespread adoption of the Institutes’s groundbreaking, restorative programs. Our Network consists of passionate community leaders driving to create a world that is socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative through outreach, education, and advocacy.
Meet the Talents
Thomas BlandChief Operating Officer
Andrea CooperDeclare Manager
Eric Corey FreedVice President of Global Outreach
Hilary LaRoseGlobal Network Manager
Kathleen SmithLBC Technical Director
Leslie TuomiDirector of Development
Adam AmrheinLCC Manager
Allison CapenLBC Technical Director
Desiree CulpittGlobal Network Coordinator
Joanna GangiCommunications Director
Pete LaRoseDevelopment Coordinator
Stacia MillerGlobal Policy Manager
Amanda Sturgeon, FAIAExecutive Director
Michelle WolfeEducation Coordinator
John AnticoTechnology Manager
James ConnellyLPC Director
Emily DoerrCommunications Manager
Marisa HagneyLBC Technical Coordinator
Brad LiljequistLBC and NZE Program Director
Alexandra MullerLPC Coordinator
Ally StonehamOffice Manager/Executive Asst.
Sam WrightLBC Technical Coordinator
Michael BerrisfordEditor-in-Chief, Ecotone
Brendan CookNet Zero Energy Manager
Krista ElveyCommunications Coordinator
Francis JanesJUST Manager
Cait McCuskerEvents Coordinator
Greg NorrisChief Scientist
Julie TonroyConferences and Events Manager
Meet our Board
2015 Board of Directors
Richard PiacentiniChair, Phipps Conservatory
Ibrahim Abdul-MatinNYC Department of Environmental Protection
Ted van der LindenDPR Construction
Jason McLennanCEO, ILFI
Mark Buehrer2020 Engineering
Denis HayesVice Chair, The Bullitt Foundation
Jason GamacheMcCool Carlson Green Architects
Carolyn Aguilar-DuboseSecretary, Universidad Iberoamericana
Lisa PettersonSERA Architects
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