Collaboration + Abundance. A global community of change-makers. LF19

Looking forward to attending the ILFI Living Future 19 Conference in Seattle at the end of the month. A chance to catch up with brilliant colleagues from around the word who are advocating and pushing for a regenerative and just future. A global community of changemakers. With a theme of Collaboration and Abundance there are […]

PVC, Chlorine and Building Materials – When we know better, we can do better.

Construction Materials – A Social Justice Issue Having knowledge and transparency in respect of the materials we incorporate into our buildings remains a significant global social justice issue, as much as it is one of health and wellbeing. As ILFI Declare label asks, “where does a product come from, how is it used and what […]

Pushing beyond Paris

The UN Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) meets in San Francisco, California from 12-14 September 2018, and in addition to the physical meeting, actors around the world are invited to participate by demonstrating the depth and range of climate action in their sectors and geographies to achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. This […]

Introducing: Living Future Institute Europe

After many years in discussion and planning, the LIVING FUTURE INSTITUTE EUROPE was launched at a number of events in Berlin and London last week. WHY LIVING FUTURE INSTITUTE EUROPE In December of 2015, world leaders came together to find a path down the greenhouse gas mountain on which the world continues to climb. Calling for […]

Taking a Living and Well Building Crosswalk

Compliance is not a Vision – Ray Anderson FutuREstorative explored  the case for moving towards building sustainability standards that are in their nature restorative and regenerative. That is they generate more benefit to the environment, society, community, building users and owners than simply reducing any negative impact. The four standards chosen for exploration were One Planet […]

Backcasting for a future sustainability.

The UK Living Building Challenge Collaborative hosted at Leeds Sustainability Institute at Leeds Beckett University is currently  working through the Standards petals and imperatives to develop a UK translation or ‘overlay. It is therefore timely to revisit and remind us of Mel Starrs insightful review of the Living Build Challenge following her visit to our Green Vision […]

64 hour Living Building Challenge European Competition

I am delighted to have been asked to support and tutor the 64 hours European Competition and design workshop based on the Living Building Challenge to be held in Trento, Italy, April 2015. Below is abridged flyer info from organisers Macro Design Studio. Macro Design Studio in collaboration with ILFI is proud to organize REGENERATION, a design competition in Europe entirely based […]