International Living Future Institute
USD 70.00

4-hour course: Understanding the Living Building Challenge [On Demand]

The Living Building Challenge™ is the most rigorous performance standard for the built environment. It calls for the creation of building projects at all scales that operate as cleanly, beautifully and efficiently as nature's architecture.

USD 25.00

A New Age of Design: Introduction to the Energy Petal [On Demand]

In this 1-hour overview of the Energy Petal, participants will gain an understanding of the strategies and behavior change needed to achieve NZEB Certification

About: Emerge Leadership Project [On Demand]

The EMERGE Leadership Project is dedicated to building your capacity to lead change thoughtfully, and perhaps more importantly, effectively.

USD 25.00

Achieving Healthy Materials [On Demand]

Learn how to strategically research, specify and document products to achieve the LBC Materials Petal.

USD 25.00

Biophilic Case Studies [On Demand]

In sharing their stories, presenters will discuss their perspectives of the value and benefits of, and approaches in creating, a Biophilic design framework, their preferred tools and resources in addition to describing some of the challenges they faced in

Biophilic Design & Connecting to Place [On Demand]

Often our buildings and cities disconnect us from nature and diminish our own health as well as that of the ecosystem. Biophilic design is an approach that can help us reconcile with nature, and apply our evolved love of nature to the built environment.

USD 25.00

Biophilic Research [On Demand]

Hear from two internationally renowned researchers, authors and educators as they share their insights relative to the most accessible and prominent research associated with Biophilic design, their lessons from the field and visions for research and pract

USD 25.00

Certified Wood and Green Building [On Demand]

In this webinar, we will examine the big picture of forestry and timber production and provide an overview of forest certification, examining the history of and the key differences between the main competitors in forest certification, FSC and SFI.

USD 25.00

City Habitats: City-Scale Green Infrastructure At Work [On Demand]

This course highlights stories from City Habitats, a regional collaborative formed to use nature to help address the challenges of water and air quality while supporting thriving communities.

USD 25.00

Creating Biophilic Buildings [On Demand]

What if we could transform our built environments by designing with nature and ensuring that our exterior and interior environments function in harmony with the natural world? Hear how many project teams achieved just that by creating biophilic buildings.

DECLARE QUICK GUIDE: How to Register a Product [Free, On Demand]

This video will help guide manufacturers through the process of submitting their product declarations onto the Institute's online platform. Start declaring your products today and join the movement that is transforming the materials marketplace.

USD 25.00

Electric Power and Your NZE Project [On Demand]

Net Zero Energy is a powerful tool in accelerating high performance, low energy use buildings, but is the right end game simply a world of NZE buildings? What role might the grid play?

USD 25.00

Energy, Equity & Resiliency in Affordable Housing [On Demand]

What does a successful Net Positive Energy strategy look like in multi-family affordable housing?
[Note: This course is also part of the Affordable Housing 5-part series]

USD 25.00

Engaging Residents in Affordable Housing [On Demand]

Tenant engagement and behavior change is a crucial tool in reducing water and energy demands in multifamily housing, yet it is fraught with pitfalls and inefficiencies. This webinar will cover successful tenant engagement strategies and lessons learned.

USD 25.00

Engineering Net Zero Energy Buildings [On Demand]

In this webinar learn how you can engineer a Net Zero Energy Building, the technologies and systems that are available for your project and how climate influences design.

USD 25.00

Getting to Zero: Net Zero Energy Building Projects [On Demand]

This webinar will explore the growth and exciting path of Net Zero Energy within the sustainable building movement using examples of a range of building types including commercial, educational and residential.

USD 25.00

Green Neighborhoods Through Alleyway and Right-of-way Revitalization [On Demand]

Community groups in Portland, Oregon had an interest in understanding the potential of local alleyways to become active, vibrant and sustainable spaces and in determining how the transformation of these spaces could be achieved.

USD 25.00

Human Scaled Mobility [On Demand]

This course will investigate the substantial opportunity to incorporate human-scaled mobility.
[Note: This course is also included in the LCC 5-part series]

USD 25.00

Innovating the Materials Petal in Affordable Housing [On Demand]

This course identifies specific strategies for creating healthy homes that address long-standing, deep inequities associated with toxic risk and exposure in affordable housing.
[Note: This course is also offered in the Affordable Housing 5-part series]

USD 25.00

Introduction to Biophilic Design [On Demand]

Hear from one of the foremost experts, Amanda Sturgeon, current CEO at International Living Future Institute, as she offers an overview, and shares her vision for the future of Biophilic Design.

Introduction to Biophilic Environments at the Campus & Community Scale [On Demand]

Learn how we can transform our built environments by designing with nature and ensuring that our communities and campuses function in harmony with the natural world in this 30-minute course.

USD 25.00

Introduction to JUST [On Demand]

Participants in this course will learn to describe the major components of the JUST program and discuss the business rationale for for investing in social justice policies, programs and practices.

USD 25.00

Introduction to Living Affordable Housing: Strategies and Benefits to Applying the Living Building C...

The LBC is a building certification program, advocacy tool and philosophy that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today.
[Note: This course is also part of the Affordable Housing 5-part series]

USD 25.00

Introduction to Reveal [On Demand]

In this webinar, participants will learn about the ins and outs of the Reveal label, along with the certification process and costs of the program.

Introduction to the Emerge Model [On Demand]

In this course, Kathleen O'Brien breaks down myths about what it takes to be a leader and introduces the EMERGE Leadership Model.

USD 25.00

Introduction to the Living Building Challenge [On Demand]

The Introduction to the Living Building Challenge provides an overview of LBC philosophy, program and components.

USD 25.00

Introduction to the Living Community Challenge [On Demand]

The Introduction to the Living Community Challenge course touches on the methodology of the LCC program and its components.
[Note: This course is also part of the LCC 5-part series]

USD 25.00

Introduction to the Living Product Challenge [On Demand]

The Living Product Challenge was created to synthesize complex multi-attribute data, including social justice and equity, into a unified tool for responsible material creation and selection.

USD 25.00

Leadership at the Utility-Scale: A Snapshot from San Francisco [On Demand]

Paula Kehoe, Director of Water Resources with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, describes her work spearheading landmark legislation allowing for the collection, treatment, and use of alternate water sources for non-potable end uses.

USD 25.00

Lessons from the (Drain)Field: Case Studies in Achieving the Water Petal (On Demand)

Pete Muñoz will report tangible lessons learned from his experience engineering multiple projects pursuing the Water Petal. He will highlight his key lessons from systems around the country, and pull out the universal takeaways for your next project.

USD 25.00

Life Cycle Assessment & Environmental Product Declarations: What You Need to Know [On Demand]

Along with Declare, Health Product Declarations and other tools for addressing chemicals of concern, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) are viewed by many in the green building community as critical market drivers t

Living Community Challenge Basics [Free, On Demand]

This 10 minute course will summarize the philosophy behind that framework of the Living Community Challenge and provide additional resources for you to use as you continuing exploring the Living Community Challenge.

USD 25.00

Living Community Patterns: The first step to sustainable innovation [On Demand]

The Living Community Patterns are tools that were developed to aid planners and community workers in applying Living Community Challenge principles to neighborhood planning.
[Note: This course is also part of the LCC 5-part series]

USD 25.00

Living Products: Three Case Studies of Regenerative Design [Free, On Demand]

Learn how Mohawk Group, Humanscale and Bureo have taken on the Living Product Challenge and are demonstrating that regenerative products are possible.

USD 25.00

Multi Sensory Products [On Demand]

Hear from Lindsay James, as she weaves together her own personal journey of deep connection to place, her experience with one company’s commitment towards market transformation and sustainability built around Biophilia.

USD 25.00

Net Positive Energy at the Bullitt Center [On Demand]

In this webinar you will learn the design strategies, materials choices, technologies and tenant engagement programs used to make the Bullitt Center the world's greenest building Net Positive.

USD 25.00

Net Zero Energy Communities and Neighborhoods [On Demand]

This webinar will focus on neighborhood scale energy systems and solutions, with case study examples, to meet Net Positive Energy goals.

USD 25.00

New Perspectives in Urban Design: Placemaking, Biophilia, and Rewilding [On Demand]

This course will investigate trends in biophilic community design and highlight examples of projects and municipalities who have incorporated biophilic design into their planning and operations.
[Note: This course is also part of the LCC 5-part series]

USD 25.00

Projects in Process: A Look Inside Arch | Nexus’ New Net Positive Water Building [On Demand]

Learn how the project team for Arch|Nexus is meeting the Water Petal in the dry central valley of California.

USD 25.00

Reveal: High-Performance Energy Label [On Demand]

The newly updated Reveal label communicates your building’s energy efficiency and renewable production and procurement (if any) in one beautiful, easy-to-understand package.

Taking Flight: Declare to LPC [On Demand]

Learn how to leverage the important work you’ve done in transparency and material health with Declare to achieve the Living Product Challenge, the most advanced product sustainability standard in the world.

USD 25.00

Terrapin Bright Green Tools and Resources [On Demand]

Hear about Terrapin's research, work in the field, and recommendations for tools and resources in assisting design teams in achieving meaningful and effective integration of Biophilic design for their projects.

USD 25.00

The Living Building Challenge Framework for Affordable Housing [On Demand]

Affordable housing projects are uniquely situated to benefit from the application of the Living Building Challenge.
[Note: This course is also part of the Affordable Housing 5-part series]

The Story of TE WHAREHAU O TŪHOE [On Demand]

Tuhoe trained locals tribes people to create mud bricks and timber frames that were used in the project Creates an impact in the community. 

USD 25.00

Toolkit for Policy Leadership [On Demand]

This webinar, originally provided live on June 13, 2018, will provide an overview of the Toolkit for Policy Leadership, a new resource from the Institute.

USD 25.00

True Stories of NZE Buildings [On Demand]

So you want to build a Net Zero Energy building? Learn real life experiences from those who have created Net Zero Energy Certified buildings.

USD 25.00

Urban Agriculture and Community Food Systems [On Demand]

There is huge untapped potential to grow food within our communities in unexpected places.
[Note: This course is also part of the LCC 5-part series]

USD 25.00

Water, Health, and Independence in Affordable Housing [On Demand]

What does a successful Net Positive Water strategy look like in multi-family affordable housing? How can the potable and non-potable needs of residents be met locally?
[Note: This course is also part of the Affordable Housing 5-part series]

USD 25.00

What is That Green Stuff?: Lessons from Operating a Rain Water Collection and Treatment System [On D...

Williams College’s Class of 1966 Environmental Center is operating the first licensed rainwater collection and treatment system in the state of Massachusetts. Amy Johns and Charley Stevenson share their experience in hopes of helping future projects plan

USD 25.00

You Are What You Breathe: Taking Action on Chemicals of Concern [On Demand]

This webinar will provide a primer on chemicals of concern in the built environment, an overview of the tools that are driving the development of healthier building materials and will contrast the approaches of Living Building Challenge, LEED and Green Gl

USD 50.00

3-part Series: Advocating for Healthy Materials [On Demand]

This Series consists of 3 courses (which are also offered individually):
1. Life Cycle Assessment & Environmental Product Declarations
2. You Are What you Breathe: Taking Action on Chemicals of Concern
3. Certified Wood and Green Building

Learning Path
USD 50.00

3-part Series: Net Zero Energy (SERIES 2) [On Demand]

This 3-part Series is composed of the following 5 courses (also offered individually):

1. True Stories of NZE Buildings
2. Electric Power and Your NZE Project
3. Introduction to Reveal

Learning Path
USD 80.00

5-part Series: Biophilic Design [On Demand]

This 5-part Series includes the following courses (which are also offered individually):

1. Introduction to Biophilic Design
2. Terrapin Bright Green Tools and Resources
3. Biophilic Case Studies
4. Biophilia Research
5. Multi Sensory Products

Learning Path
USD 80.00

5-Part Series: Living Affordable Housing [On Demand]

This 5-part series includes the courses:
1. Introduction to Living AH
2. The Living Building Challenge Framework for AH
3. Energy Equity and Resiliency in AH
4. Water, Health, and Independence in AH
5. Innovating the Materials Petal in AH

Learning Path
USD 80.00

5-Part Series: Living Community Challenge [On Demand]

This 5-Part series includes:
1. Introduction to the LCC
2. Living Community Patterns: The First Step to Sustainable Innovation
3. New Perspectives in Urban Design: Placemaking, Biophilia, and Rewilding
4. Urban Agriculture
5. Human Scaled Mobility

Learning Path
USD 80.00

5-part Series: Net Zero Energy (SERIES 1) [On Demand]

1. A New Age of Design: Introduction to the Energy Petal
2. Net Positive Energy at the Bullitt Center
3. Engineering Net Zero Energy Buildings
4. Net Zero Energy Communities and Neighborhoods
5. Getting to Zero: Net Zero Energy Building Projects

Learning Path
USD 50.00

Introductory Courses: LBC, LCC, LPC

This learning path contains the following 1-hour courses: Introduction to the Living Building Challenge, Introduction to the Living Community Challenge, and Introduction to the Living Product Challenge.

Learning Path
About the Institute
The International Living Future Institute is an NGO 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.