Our Partners

EcoCraft

SEEDclassroom™  East Coast Manufacturing Partner

 

EcoCraft homes is a Pittsburgh based modular builder, who recently completed our first SEEDclassroom on the East Coast for Phipps Conservatory. They are our east coast focused manufacturing partner, working with us on local materials procurement and climate analysis to right-fit each SEEDclassroom to its location.

International Living Future Institute

Living Building Challenge™ + SEED education partner 

The International Living Future Institute is an environmental NGO committed to catalyzing the transformation toward communities that are socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative. The Institute is premised on the belief that providing a compelling vision for the future is a fundamental requirement for reconciling humanity’s relationship with the natural world. The Institute operates the Living Building Challenge, the built environment’s most rigorous performance standard, and Declare, an ingredients label for building materials. It also houses the Cascadia Green Building Council and Ecotone Publishing.

The Living Building Challenge, the Institute’s best-known program, calls for the creation of a built environment that is as elegant and efficient as nature’s architecture. To be certified under the Challenge, a project must demonstrate that it has achieved 20 rigorous imperatives including net zero energy, waste and water and alignment with a Red List of worst-in-class materials. The Challenge is the 2012 winner of the Buckminster Fuller Prize.