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International Living Future Institute

 What is the International Living Future Institute?

The mission of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), is "To lead and support the transformation toward communities that are socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative." 

The International Living Future Institute is a hub for visionary programs. The institute administers the Living Building Challenge, the built environment's most rigorous and ambitious performance standard. ILFI is the parent organization for Cascadia Green Building Council, a chapter of both the United States and Canada Green Building Councils that serves Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. They are also home to Ecotone Publishing, a unique publishing house dedicated to telling the story of the green building movement's pioneering thinkers and practitioners.

The Institute offers green building and infrastructure solutions that move across scales (from single room renovations to neighborhoods or whole cities). They offer global strategies for lasting sustainability, partnering with local communities to create grounded and relevant solutions, and reach out to individuals to unleash their imagination and innovation.

Through ILFI's work on the Living Building Challenge and other programs, they have helped to redefine the green building movement, substantially raising the bar for true sustainability. By embracing the psychology of the endgame, ILFI strives to identify the most direct path to a future in which all life can thrive. They seek partnerships with leaders in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors in pursuit of a future that is socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative.

Where can I find out more?

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