THE go-to resource for all things Living Building Challenge is the International Living Future Institute. The ILFI website provides highly detailed, but digestible LBC essentials (handbooks, guides, tracking tables, terms and definitions, and much more) and all of its other programs and initiatives.


The Bullitt Center

The Bullitt Foundation

The Frick Environmental Center

Green Building Initiative

Living Building at Georgia Tech

Living Future Institute Australia

Living Future Institute Europe

The Loom House Blog

McLennan Design

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

R.W. Kern Center at Hampshire College

Sustainable SITES Initiative

U.S. Green Building Council

Select Publications by Featured Experts

The Philosophy of Sustainable Design, by Jason McLennan

The Ecological Engineer, by David Macaulay and Jason McLennan

Zugunruhe: The Inner Migration to Profound Environmental Change, by Jason McLennan (Mary Adam Thomas, collaborator)

Transformational Thought: Radical Ideas to Remake the Built Environment, by Jason McLennan

Transformational Thought II: More Radical Ideas to Remake the Built Environment, by Jason McLennan

The Northwest Greenhome Primer, by Kathleen Smith and Kathleen O’Brien

Rebuilding Community in America: Housing for Ecological Living, Personal Empowerment, and the New Extended Family, by Kathleen Smith

Smith, Kathleen. “Building Zero Energy Up to Scale.” Multifamily Executive Magazine May 2018

Cowed: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows on America’s Health, Economy, Politics, Culture, and Environment, by Denis Hayes and Gail Boyer Hayes

Rays of Hope: The Transition to a Post-Petroleum World, by Denis Hayes

The Official Earth Day Guide to Planet Repair, by Denis Hayes

Draper, Sara and Anne Rogers. “We Are Made For This: The Opportunity of Regenerative Design in Higher Education.” Trim Tab August 2018


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