With the support of our Founding Circle Sponsors, we lead this year the way to creating a Living Future in Europe through the Living Future Europe Initiative.
We launched our Declare Europe label last January. Our volunteer Network hosted more than 50 events in the year that spanned 33 cities in 19 different European countries, around two times the number of events held in 2018! These events reached almost 3,000 leading practitioners looking to build Living Buildings.
Following Ursula von der Leyen, new President of the European Commission’s goal: “I want Europe to become the first climate-neutral continent in the world by 2050… to make this happen, we must take bold steps together.”
Our focus in 2020 will be to educate and assist a broader audience of interested practitioners on how to build Living Building Challenge projects in Europe and help spur demand for healthy, transparent materials and Declare and Living Products.
Thanks to all our incredible LF Ambassadors and Collaboratives across #Europe for your amazing commitment. We are looking forward to working with you in 2020 😉
Thanks to our Sponsors for helping us making this possible. Let’s join forces for an even more brilliant 2020!
Thanks to Amanda Sturgeon, James Connelly, Sunni Wissmer, Miranda Berger for your tireless support, it’s a pleasure working with you and all the colleagues at the International Living Future Institute #timetoactisnow the best is yet to come, cheers and best Season’s Greetings 😊
#LivingFutureEurope #LFE #regenerativedesign
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Contrassegnato da tag biophilia, ILFI, International Living Future Institute, LFE, Living Building Challenge, Living Future Europe, NOI Techpark, regenerative design, South Tyrol
What does good look like? Join the International Living Future Institute in Paris at Biomim’expo next October, 23rd for a workshop on “Creating Biophilic Buildings for a Regenerative Future”
October 23, 2018 – Paris, France
at Biomim’expo 2018, Cité des sciences et de l’industrie de La Villette
#S3 – LOTUS A3 – 14:30-16:00 – Creating Biophilic Buildings for a Regenerative Future, by the International Living Future Institute.
As part of our Living Building Challenge – workshop series, Living Future Europe, will deliver a series of workshops to enable participants to expand their regenerative design capabilities and integrate concepts into their practices such as Biophilic Design. The event includes the following workshop: “How to create truly biophilic and regenerative buildings and communities”. This workshop is aimed at architects, engineers, developers and product manufacturers interested in innovative and transformative solutions, providing insights from leaders in the green building community through real-world examples while providing tools and techniques that can be applied in the local French context.
Spaces are limited to 60 for this training opportunity. The workshop will be animated in English with possible interactions in French thanks to the translation of Estelle Cruz and Louise Hamot.
Dans le cadre de notre série d’ateliers sur le Living Building Challenge, Living Future Europe propose des ateliers pour permettre aux participants d’approfondir leurs compétences en conception régénérative et d’intégrer ces concepts dans leurs pratiques comme la conception biophilique. Cet événement correspond au workshop suivant: “Comment créer des bâtiments et communautés régénérateurs”. Cet atelier s’adresse aux architectes, ingénieurs, développeurs et fabricants de produits intéressés par des solutions innovatrices et transformatrices, offrant une réflexion menée par des leaders de la communauté de la construction écologique anglo-saxonne à travers des exemples concrets tout en fournissant des outils et techniques qui peuvent être appliqués dans le contexte français local.
Les places sont limitées à 60 personnes pour cette occasion. L’atelier sera animé en anglais avec des interactions possibles en français grâce aux traduction de Estelle Cruz et Louise Hamot.
- Carlo Battisti, European Executive Director INTERNATIONAL LIVING FUTURE INSTITUTE. Sustainable Innovation Consultant and Project Manager. Degree in Civil Engineering from the Politecnico of Milan, about twenty years of experience in construction companies, with different roles // Consultant en innovation durable et chef de projet, Carlo est Diplômé en Génie Civil à l’Ecole Polytechnique de Milan. Il a aujourd’hui une vingtaine d’années d’expérience dans des entreprises de construction en ayant occupé différents postes.
- Louise Hamot, Engineer – Architect, Sustainability and Environmental Analysis, Elementa Consulting. While having just graduated from a double diploma in Architecture with high honors of the Jury at Ensa Nantes and in Engineering with a major in Urban and Building physics at Ecole Centrale, she has more than 2 years of professional experiences in deep green architecture // Ingénieur Architecte DE, diplômée de l’Ecole Centrale de Nantes en Physique de l’Environnement Urbain et du Bâti et de l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Nantes, Louise a plus de 2 ans d’expérience professionnelle en architecture regenerative.
- Estelle Cruz, Architecte-ingénieur, Chargée de mission Habitat du Ceebios. A young state-certified architect and engineering student, Estelle followed the dual courses of architecture and engineering at ENSAL and Ecole Centrale de Lyon. Passionate about biomimicry, she undertook a one-year “biomimicry world tour” // Jeune Architecte diplômée d’Etat et élève ingénieur (en cours de validation d’acquis), Estelle a suivit le double cursus architecte-ingénieur de l’ENSAL et Ecole Centrale de Lyon. Passionnée par le biomimétisme, elle a entrepris durant un an un “tour du monde du biomimétisme”.
23/10/2018 – 08:30 à 19:30
Cité des sciences et de l’industrie
30 Avenue Corentin Cariou
75019 Paris, France
Participation is free, but places are limited. To attend the workshop you need first to register to Biomim’expo. The International Living Future Institute has still some free tickets available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you registered for Biomim’expo you can register for free to this workshop using this link selecting the box #S3 – LOTUS A3 – 14h30 – Creating Biophilic Buildings for a Regenerative Future and writing you name, email address and first 4 numbers of your Biomim’expo entry ticket. We are looking forward to meeting you in Paris 🙂
Pubblicato in Architecture, Biomimicry, Cities, Education, Events, Green Communities, Innovation, Leadership, People, Science, Sustainability
Contrassegnato da tag Biomim'expo, biophilia, International Living Future Institute, La Villette, Living Building Challenge, Living Future Europe, Paris
Il Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy Vi augura una rilassante pausa di agosto tra mare, montagna, lago, città d’arte e viaggi più o meno lontani, proponendovi una lista di letture estive “must read” per inspirarvi nella ricerca di una sostenibilità rigenerativa. Buone Ferie ! (tra parentesi: chi vi suggerisce il libro 🙂
The Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy wishes you a relaxing break in August at seaside, mountain, lake, cities of art and journeys, more or less distant, proposing a list of “must read” summer readings to inspire you while searching for a regenerative sustainability . Have great vacations! (in brackets: who suggests the book 🙂
Powell Books, Portland (OR, USA)
Giuseppe Barbiero – Ecologia affettiva
Giuseppe Barbiero – Introduzione alla biofilia
Paolo Cognetti – Le otto montagne [Alessandro Speccher]
Elena Dal Pra – Haiku: Il fiore della poesia giapponese da Basho all’Ottocento [Michele Massaro]
Rudolf Finsterwalder – Form follows nature [Michele Massaro]
Marco Aurelio – Colloqui con se stesso [Marco Rossato]
Roberto Pagani, Giacomo Chiesa, Jean-Marc Tulliani – Biomimetica e Architettura. Come la natura domina la tecnologia [Michele Massaro]
Peter Wohlleben – Das geheime Leben der Bäume: Was sie fühlen, wie sie kommunizieren – die Entdeckung einer verborgenen Welt [Carlo Battisti]
Il Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy (LBCC Italy) è un gruppo di professionisti locali volontari impegnati per la sostenibilità, la formazione e l’attuazione del Living Building Challenge. Il LBCC Italy fornisce un forum unico di confronto “dal vivo” per facilitare il cambiamento nell’ambiente costruito. LBC è lo standard di sostenibilità più avanzato al mondo. Il numero di gruppi che sta cercando di realizzare in varie parti del mondo le condizioni del Living Building Challenge cresce ogni anno.
The Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy (LBCC Italy) is a group of local professional volunteers committed to sustainability, education and implementation of the Living Building Challenge. The LBCC Italy provides a unique in person forum to facilitate change in the built environment. LBC is the most progressive sustainability standard in the world. The number of teams trying to achieve Living Building Challenge status increase every year.
Chiunque sia interessato a partecipare al LBC Collaborative: Italy, può contattarci o trovarci ai seguenti numeri | Anyone interested in getting involved in the LBCC Italy, please contact us or find us at
Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy
c/o International Living Future Institute
Voltastraße / Via Volta 13°
I-39100 Bozen / Bolzano
Tel. +39 0471 094989
YouTube LBC Collaborative Italy
Living Buildings in Europe, the autumn workshop series.
Thanks to you, the International Living Future Institute works every day to realise the climate action defined by the Paris Accords. We lead the direction toward products, buildings and communities that are socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative.
With this vision as our guide, we can enact truly transformational change.
Now, the Living Future Institute Europe is poised to unify a regenerative standard across a continent that is already leading the way to resilient built environments. We invite you to partner with LFI Europe to support this transformation and bring global solutions to a global problem.
Oct 17, 2018 Barcelona, Spain
We are excited to announce that this October, we are hosting a series of Living Building Challenge Workshops and events across the continent. Here, you will learn:
- How to create truly biophilic and regenerative buildings and communities
- How to become a Zero Energy leader
- How to achieve a Net Positive Water demand
- How to select Healthy Materials
Oct 19, 2018 Malaga, Spain
These workshops are aimed at architects, engineers, developers and product manufacturers interested in innovative and transformative solutions, providing insights from leaders in the green building community through real-world examples. Workshop participants will receive instruction on the actionable tools and techniques that can be applied in your local context.
Oct 23, 2018 Paris, France
REGISTER HERE FOR OUR UPCOMING EVENTS
Oct 24, 2018 Eindhoven, Netherlands
Spaces are limited for this unique training opportunity; please RSVP TODAY.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Reserve your seat.
For further information about these events and the Living Future Institute Europe initiative:
International Living Future Institute
Voltastraße / Via Volta 13A
I-39100 Bozen / Bolzano
Tel. +39 0471 094989
Pubblicato in Architecture, Biomimicry, Cities, Design, Education, Events, Green Building, Green Communities, Innovation, Standards, Sustainability, Technology
Contrassegnato da tag biophilia, International Living Future Institute, LBC, Living Building Challenge, Living Future Institute Europe, regenerative design
Join us for a series of talks between Berlin and London about restorative buildings.
Sustainability in buildings, as understood today, is an inadequate measure for architectural design, for it aims no higher than trying to make buildings ‘less bad’. Please join us in a series of events on week 16/2018 between Berlin and London to understand how we can bring restorative principles to buildings across Europe. Here is the program, enjoy 🙂
Greenbuild Europe Reception
April 16, 2018
Schloßpl. 5, 10178 Berlin, Germany
The International Living Future Institute would like to invite you to join a reception at the inaugural Greenbuild Europe Conference for a special announcement.
This exciting event and presentation will feature Amanda Sturgeon, CEO and author of Creating Biophilic Buildings, talking about the future of green buildings and regenerative design.
The event is free, but registration is required. Food and drink will be provided.
with Amanda Sturgeon (ILFI, CEO) and Carlo Battisti.
Bringing Restorative and Living Buildings to Europe. The COST Action RESTORE.
April 18, 2018
Greenbuild Europe, Radisson Blu Hotel
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 3, 10178 Berlin, Germany
The COST Action CA16114 ‘REthinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy’ (RESTORE) will affect a paradigm shift towards restorative sustainability for new and existing buildings, promoting forward thinking and multidisciplinary knowledge, leading to solutions that celebrate the richness of design creativity while enhancing users’ experience, health and wellbeing inside and outside buildings, in harmony with urban ecosystems, reconnecting users to nature.
– with Carlo Battisti, Martin Brown (Fairsnape) and Amanda Sturgeon (ILFI, CEO).
Life Cycle Assessment as a tool for design.
April 18, 2018
Greenbuild Europe, Radisson Blu Hotel
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 3, 10178 Berlin, Germany
This session will focus on tools available to practitioners to assess and lower emissions of their projects, through environmental-oriented material and construction choices. New information will include an inventory of available data in Europe, an overview of LCA tools, a proposed simplification and standardisation of uncertainty in LCA and a hands-on case study.
– with Catherine De Wolf (EPFL), Giulia Peretti (WSGT), Lisanne Havinga (TU Eindhoven) and Emanuele Naboni (KADK).
Healthy habitats for humans.
April 20, 2018
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Interface London, 1 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0AL, United Kingdom
“Biophilic design is a design philosophy, and has the potential to intentionally reconnect people and nature through buildings. It goes beyond adding plants or a water feature and focuses on connecting to the particular ecology of a place, to its culture and climate to create buildings that are full of life.”
– with Amanda Sturgeon, author of Creating Biophilic Buildings, CEO, International Living Future Institute.
Price £ 53,59. Tickets here.
Pubblicato in Architecture, Design, Education, Events, Green Building, Innovation, People, Standards, Sustainability
Contrassegnato da tag Berlin, biophilia, Greenbuild, International Living Future Institute, LBC, Living Building Challenge, London, RESTORE