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Living Future Accreditation + Regional Intensive Course

26 August at 3:00 pm - 20 December at 5:30 pm

Become a local leader of the Living Future regenerative design movement.

Living Future Accreditation (LFA) is a professional credential, created by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), that recognises proficiency in the world’s most ambitious, regenerative and holistic design standards such as the Living Building Challenge. With a Living Future Accreditation, you have an opportunity to deepen your knowledge and expertise at the leading edge of regenerative design and Living Future programs.

Who should attend?

Built environment professionals in Australia and New Zealand who are eager to take action to transform our industry towards a regenerative design philosophy, including:

  • Architects and Landscape Architects
  • Urban Designers
  • Engineers
  • Sustainability Professionals
  • Project Managers
  • Developers and Contractors
  • Specifiers
  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Interior designers
  • Government and policy leaders
  • Team and Community Leaders
  • Philanthropists
  • Educators
  • Students


Format + Inclusions

The blended LFA program includes:

  • 20 hours of self-directed learning using ILFI online modules to complete your 20 Foundational Credits.
  • 15 hours of live workshops to explore turning theory into practice through case studies and guest speakers. Hear from local project teams, key stakeholders, and members of our Technical Working Group as we explore how to apply the Living Future Programs to the Australian context.
  • 5 learning circles to explore ideas further in smaller groups and build a community of practice.
  • 1 Digital copy of Creating Biophilic Buildings by Amanda Sturgeon

Why this format?

The purpose of this blended LFA program is to make the most of online content, whilst creating qualified LFA professionals grounded in the local context, and who can operate as a cohort of connected people, supporting each other as they take on projects into the future.

Why should you attend?

Depth and diversification of advanced regenerative design knowledge:

  • Familiarity with the International Living Future Institute’s certification programs, labels, and initiatives
  • Understanding and taking a leading role in regenerative design

Project and career opportunities for impact:

  • Growth in your capacity to work on and advocate for advanced regenerative design projects
  • Recognition as a distinguished leader in your industry
  • Eligibility to fulfil the LFA project team member requirement on LBC 4.0 projects (per Imperative 20 ‘Inspiration & Education’)
  • Preparation and confidence for working on projects pursuing Living Future Challenge certifications and labels
  • Personal use of post-nominal initials (LFA) and official LFA seal

Global community of LFA peers:

  • Connection with fellow LFA professionals and Living Future Members through opportunities provided by LFIA and ILFI
  • Joining a local and international community of practice that shares a common vision for a living future

Participation in this event is approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • 20 Foundational LFA CE credits (LFA Foundational Curriculum)
  • 15 General LFA CE credits (live workshops)
  • 3 General LFA CE credits (Creating Biophilic Buildings by Amanda Sturgeon digital book)

Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will have completed all education required to achieve Living Future Accreditation.

Course Co-Facilitators

Key Information

Course Dates: To be confirmed (starting late August / early September 2024). We are currently seeking expressions of interest. The course will run if there is sufficient demand.  
Learning Modes: 
Self-directed, workshop, learning circles as per course format and schedule (TBC)
Living Future Membership is required for the course and as a working LFA professional
Required Knowledge: 
a basic understanding (LBC Intro Course, familiarity with LBC Handbook) is expected, but an intermediate understanding (knowledge of how the LBC works as a tool) will help you get the most out of the course.
Course Cost:
3,740.00 incl. GST (if the upfront cost is a barrier, please contact us to request payment in two instalments)
Group size:
Approx. 25 people
Tools we will use:

  • Zoom
  • Slack
  • ILFI Education Portal
  • Google Docs
  • Mural

Important notes:

Online workshops will NOT be recorded – please make sure you are able to attend.

Do you still have a question? We can help you. Just send an email to [email protected] 


Example Course Schedule

The course will start in late August / early September 2024 if there is sufficient demand.

Register your expression of interest

Please note that we are hoping run a course starting late August / early September 2024 if there is sufficient demand. Your EOI ensures that you’ll be the first to hear about the next enrollment.





26 August at 3:00 pm
20 December at 5:30 pm
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Living Future Institute of Australia