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.
The Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) is a national non-stock, non-profit organization that promotes sharing of knowledge on green building best practices to the industry to ensure a sustainable environment. PHILGBC represents more than 300 corporations and hundreds of individuals working together in the promotion of green buildings in the Philippines.
PHILGBC is a member of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), and a member organization of the International Initiative for the Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE). PHILGBC is an established member of the World Green Building Council, a network of over 70 national green building councils operating globally for the promotion of sustainability and green building.
Japan Sustainable Building Consortium
The Japan Sustainable Building Consortium (JSBC) is a Japanese green building council, which promotes sustainable buildings through the collaboration of the academic, industrial and governmental sectors such as the development of CASBEE (Comprehensive Assessment System for Built Environment Efficiency: Japanese green building certification’s tools)
ARES, the Association for Real Estate Securitization, was established in 2002, succeeding its predecessor CRES, to go beyond existing industry frameworks to bring together companies and other organizations operating in a range of sectors related to real estate securitization in Japan.
The members are real estate companies, construction companies, asset managers of J-REITs, banks, securities companies, appraisers, lawyers,
accountants, and think tanks.
Their activities include policy recommendations of necessary system improvements and taxation revisions to government agencies, information services and outreach to individual investors to promote J-REITs, and works to encourage real estate investment by institutional investors that include the construction and publication of indices.