The Latest from ILFI: April 2016
Announcing Our 2016-2020 Strategic Plan
Our Plan to Grow Programs, Reach New Audiences and Strengthen the Core of Our Organization
As we celebrate 10 years of the Living Building Challenge and the Living Future unConference we are looking forward to the next five years with a new vision and strategic direction. Through this plan, we will grow as a hub for visionary programs and continue to lead the path toward a future that is socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative. The Living Future Network of volunteers is continuing to grow, and our new strategic plan is also a call to action. Read our inspirational plan and join us on this journey toward a Living Future.
Join us Next Month in Seattle
For the most unforgettable unConference
The Living Future unConference is the industry’s go-to event for leaders in sustainable and regenerative design. Join us in Seattle for the most cutting-edge unConference to date as we celebrate a decade of Truth + Transparency.
ILFI Board Welcomes Anthony Guerrero
Learn More About Our Newest Board Member
Anthony leads the development of sustainability strategies for the core operations of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). We’re excited for him to join our Board of Directors and share his knowledge on social equity, sustainability, and financial visibility as we pave the way toward a regenerative future. Read Anthony’s full bio here.
Featured Education Events:
Join Our Earth Day Events in Anchorage and Atlanta!
On April 22nd, celebrate Earth Day with ILFI as we play our part in the movement to build a healthy, sustainable environment and protect the earth for future generations to come. Learn about the latest projects and trends in Materials, Energy & Water, followed by an in-depth discussion with the mayor’s office on community resiliency. Dive into the key concepts of the Living Building Challenge and develop strategies for implementing Living Buildings in your community in our Understanding the Living Building Challenge Workshop. Prior to our Atlanta workshop, we’re hosting a Materials Cocktail Event on April 21st. Join us to dive into materials health and how to implement Living Building Challenge ideology in your next project.
Living Product Expo: Call for Innovators
September 13–15, 2016 I Pittsburgh, PA
The Living Product Expo is the preeminent space to reimagine the design and construction of products that function as elegantly and efficiently as anything found in the natural world. Submit your speaking proposal today and don’t miss out the opportunity to share your latest innovations with the greatest minds in the industry.
The deadline for submission is Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 11:59pm (PDT)
Featured In-Person Events:
A Living Future In Europe
ILFI’s CEO, Amanda Sturgeon will keynote at two European events this month:
REGENERATION 2016 Conference: This annual event in Trentino, Italy aims to share Living Building Challenge knowledge and principles to implement living buildings and communities throughout Italy. The conference pairs with the 64- Hour Living Building Challenge Contest to develop sustainable designs for existing public buildings within the local community.
Living Future Paris: Living Future Paris will examine the feasibility of creating a sustainable future in France through the lens of ILFI’s suite of programs–from living buildings to the Declare program and living products.
Net Zero Energy Building Program in Illinois
Announcing a New Incentive Program for Net Zero Buildings
The Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation has launched a Net Zero Energy Building Program full of great incentives to help drive down the cost of clean energy in the midwest. Under the Net Zero Energy Building Program, the Foundation will award grants to support new construction as well as retrofit projects that achieve site net zero energy performance over the course of a year.
Projects must own their space and be a 501(c)3 charitable organization or public entity serving Illinois residents. They are now accepting applicants and will graciously cover part of the NZEB, Energy Petal and LBC certification fees for projects.
Introducing Our New Staff
Meet the Newest Additions to Our Seattle Office
We’ve added new staff members to our Operations, Development and Global Network departments.As Director of Operations, Rachel Hynes will provide overall direction and oversight to the operation needs of ILFI. Miranda Berger, our Grants Manager, will help to support the transformational work of ILFI staff and programs. Lastly, our Global Network Coordinator Sunni Wissmer will support ILFI’s international network of volunteers and policy-makers to achieve a living future that is culturally rich, socially just and ecologically restorative.
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