We are excited to sponsor Talking Architecture & Design Podcast in 2023 as the commercial category sponsor. Our second podcast in 2023 speaks with Laura Hamilton-O’Hara, the CEO of Living Future Institute Australia, about biophilia, fractals and why the Living Building Challenge is important to the built environment.
The Living Future Institute of Australia (LFIA) is an environmental not-for-profit known for its work with The Living Building Challenge (the world’s most stringent sustainability standard). The standard was developed over a decade ago by architect Jason McLennan.
LFIA helps run The Living Building Challenge in Australia through contextualisation, education, advocacy, advisory services and running transparency labels for building materials known as Declare labels. LFIA works with a number of strategic partners including GH Commercial.
“What makes the strategic partner particularly special is that they are organisations that are in their own right trying to build a regenerative living future. GH Commercial actually holds the highest number of Declare labels in Australia. I think they’re on like 27 or something now, and aiming to do their whole range and I just think that’s such a commitment to transparency and transparency in materials and transforming the material supply chain,” LFIA’s CEO Laura Hamilton-O’Hara said.