Living Future Connecticut

Community Mission

Our mission is to educate about and advocate for a Living Future in Connecticut that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative.

Community Vision

Our vision is that Connecticut values and actively promotes a building industry and built environment supports a Living Future.

Community Philosophy

The Living Future Community is a group of BuildGreenCT members working together to promote a Living Future in Connecticut. BuildGreenCT is a regional partner of International Living Future Institute (ILFI) and is an authorized provider of ILFI content in Connecticut.

Our ambassadors are available to give presentations about the Living Building Challenge or any other ILFI programs to your school, workplace, organization. Contact us if you are interested in learning more or becoming a Living Future Accredited (LFA) Professional or Ambassador. We meet as a steering committee once a month by phone conference.

Join our Community to connect with other Living Future enthusiasts and get the latest news.

About The International Living Future Institute (ILFI)

The Living Building Challenge® (LBC) is the built environment’s most rigorous performance standard. The program calls for the creation of building projects at all scales that operate as cleanly, beautifully, and efficiently as nature’s architecture. It is a philosophy, certification, and advocacy tool for projects to move beyond merely being less bad and to become truly regenerative. ILFI also has other certification pathways for buildings to engage in various performance categories such as Zero Energy, Zero Carbon, CORE Green Building Standard, and Petal Certification.

Although the LBC is the International Living Future Institute’s (ILFI) flagship program, the Institute seeks to transform the built environment at all scales to create a future that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative and has developed other programs that address more than just buildings. The Living Community Challenge (LCC) is a framework for master planning, design, and construction at the neighborhood scale. The Living Product Challenge (LPC) is a framework for manufacturers to create products that are healthy, inspirational, and give back to the environment. ILFI also administers several transparency labels including DECLARE, a health label for building products, JUST, a social justice label for organizations, and REVEAL, an energy label for buildings.

Community Leaders


Ethical Material Director, Grace Farms Foundation


Architect, City of New Haven