Tools + Resources

The International Living Future Institute offers an array of support tools and resources to help prospective and registered Living Product Challenge project teams navigate the journey from inspired vision to certified product.

 
The Living Product Challenge Standard

The Living Product Challenge is comprised of seven performance categories, or “Petals”: Place, Water, Energy, Health and Happiness, Materials, Equity and Beauty. Petals are subdivided into a total of 20 Imperatives, each of which focuses on a specific sphere of influence. Learn more.

     
 
Register Your Product

Registration is the first step toward Living Product Challenge Certification and is accessible to ILFI members. Information about registration fees can be found on the Living Product Challenge website. Registering your product announces your intention and enables the project team to access the Institute's certification support resources. Not a member? Click here to join and then click here to register your product. Already a member? Click here to register your product.

     
 
Handprinting Tools

Handprints measure the positive effect a product has over its life cycle, such as harvesting more water and generating more energy than was required to make it. While a product can never have a zero footprint, it can still be Net Positive if its handprint is bigger than its footprint. Learn more about Handprinting Tools.

     
 
Consultation + Support

The Institute supports a company’s adoption of the Challenge by offering strategic guidance and practical knowledge necessary for achieving certification. Our goal is to provide education and guidance to empower individuals and companies to take action to create transformative change. Learn more.

     
 
Declare

Declare™ is an ingredient label and online database for building products. Declare is aligned with the Living Building Challenge and Living Product Challenge Materials Red List and provides a simple elegant label that consumers can use to source healthy, sustainably sourced materials. Learn more.

 
JUST

JUST™ is a Social Justice transparency platform and label that offers a consumer-oriented window into how any organization treats their employees, how they impact their local community and where they invest their profits. Learn more.

     
 
Education Offerings

The Institute has developed a series of online workshops to help manufacturers and designers learn more about the Living Product Challenge. Peruse the offerings here.