The International Living Future Institute’s mission is to catalyze the transformation toward a world that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative.
Their flagship program, the Living Building Challenge, is the most advanced, holistic certification for buildings. Living Building Certification with ILFI is 100% performance-based, takes place after a full year of demonstrated building operation, and is verified through a 3rd party auditor.
The Living Building Challenge certifies assets that generate more renewable energy than they use, operate in balance with their watershed, create healthy and non-toxic spaces for occupants, and give back more to the community around them. Living Building Challenge Certification allows owners to demonstrate best-in-class performance, clear return on investment, and better employee engagement. Living Building Challenge Certification validates achievements across many key CSR metrics, and can be used to validate progress toward Paris Accord carbon reductions, and the UN SDG’s.
ILFI offers portfolio scale Volume Certification for assets pursuing the Living Building Challenge, or any of the following programs from ILFI:
A simple, easy tool to communicate the exceptional energy efficiency profile of each asset in a portfolio.
For assets that are functioning on 100% renewable energy within a 12 month period.
For assets that have offset 100% of associated carbon emissions, both embodied and operational.
For assets that have achieved the 10 best practices of Core Green Building Certification.
For assets that have completed the 10 Core Imperatives, and demonstrated deep regenerative design in one area by achieving all of the Energy, Water, or Materials Imperatives of the Living Building Challenge.
About the International Living Future Institute
The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) is a nonprofit working to build an ecologically-minded, restorative world for all people. Using principles of social and environmental justice, ILFI seeks to counter climate change by pushing for an urban environment free of fossil fuels. ILFI runs the Living Building Challenge, which is the world’s most rigorous green building standard, and together with an ecosystem of other programs – the Living Product Challenge, the Living Community Challenge, and the Reveal, Declare and Just labels – to create a world which is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative.
Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA) is a member-led body representing many of the world’s leading investors and advisors in infrastructure. On their behalf, GIIA works with governments and other stakeholders to boost the role of private investment in providing infrastructure that improves national, regional and local economies around the world.
GIIA’s members – many of the leading fund managers, pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds – own, operate and invest on a continuous basis more than $660bn of infrastructure assets, comprising 1,300 assets in 49 countries across six continents.
Through its advocacy and engagement program, GIIA aims to:
1. Make the case for private investment in infrastructure across the world through evidence-based advocacy.
2. Promote improved understanding and dialogue between governments and the private sector to create the right environment for private investment.
Working with its associate members, GIIA has an active events program covering UK, Europe, North America and Asia designed to provide market insights and networking opportunities for all members.
Yardi designs, develops, and supports software solutions for real estate owners and managers. Yardi products are available for nearly every real estate vertical, including commercial, multifamily, investment management, affordable, PHA, senior living, condo, student, single family, military, government and more. Yardi offers property management software that covers the full lifecycle of an asset, including sustainability. Yardi’s suites of energy solutions handle utility billing and submetering, energy management and energy automation to support clients’ ESG performance. Yardi was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in California with offices worldwide. For more information, visit yardi.com
Green building is a global movement dedicated to creating better places for people and the environment. The next generation of green building practice will be powered by performance. Arc is a global platform to understand, score, and improve the performance of spaces, buildings, communities, and cities.
Arc supports investors and real asset companies with tools that make it:
- Easier to organize, manage, and act on information about energy, transportation, water, waste, materials, and human experience across large portfolios.
- Faster and more convenient to achieve green building certifications, including LEED version 4.1, the world’s first entirely performance-based green building rating systems.
Today, Arc helps provide better spaces for more than 2.7 million occupants in more than 50 countries around the world. These spaces are associated with 65 million metric tonnes of CO2e per year. Arc’s tools for cities and communities serve even more, estimated at 50 million residents. Arc is helping the decision makers that own, operate, and occupy these spaces and places reduce emissions, save operating costs, and enhance human experience. You can learn about the work of GRESB leaders, including Vornado, Kilroy, and Gerding Edlin.
More information is available at ArcSkoru.com