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 or Zero Energy certified, providing technical and financial assistance along the way.

Our educational classes and building tours are complete but you can still learn more about future-oriented building design and Living Buildings. Living Future roadmaps, customized for specific building types in SMUD’s service territory, will be posted here in early summer 2018.

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Patricia Karapinar
Director of Sustainability, Arch Nexus

Kathleen Ave
Climate Program Manager, SMUD