Living Future Project Accelerator

After helping Arch Nexus prepare to become California’s first Living Building, we’re encouraging more innovation in SMUD’s service territory through our Living Future Project Accelerator program.

Lobby of Arch Nexus building with plants on the wall

By implementing strategies like on-site renewable energy, and water harvesting and treatment, Living Buildings, like a flower, give more than they take. The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) administers certification for the Living Building Challenge and Zero Energy Buildings.

SMUD helps commercial and residential customers through the process of becoming Living Building Challenge and Zero Energy certified, providing technical and financial assistance along the way.

Learn more about future oriented building design, Living Buildings and how you can participate in the Project Accelerator at one of our upcoming kick-off events. Each event includes an educational class followed by a building tour.



(1 p.m. – 4 p.m.)

(4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.)


Woodland Event

November 30, 2017

Woodland Community College

Mutual Housing at Spring Lake

Register for class
Register for tour



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Patricia Karapinar
Director of Sustainability, Arch Nexus

Kathleen Ave
Climate Program Manager, SMUD