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January 29, 2013

Buildings Codes and Policies: Toward Transformative Thinking

Richard Graves,discusses looking beyond codes and policies to a vision of future communities 

Richard Graves

Executive Director

International Living Future Institute (ILFI),


It’s time to look beyond incremental improvements in buildings and building codes, according to Richard Graves, Executive Director at the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), “to have buildings and communities that are socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative.” He gives examples of buildings constructed to meet the rigorous standards of the Living Building Challenge and tells how they exemplify bold, transformative thinking that could be applied to building codes and policies. He advocates looking beyond small improvements and instead starting from a vision of future communities find the tools and strategies to make the vision real.

January 2013


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