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Trim Tab Magazine is our quarterly online that is awash with provocative articles, interviews and news on the issues, designs and people that are truly transforming the built environment. Our mission for the magazine is to focus on critical issues and leverage points for effecting change and truly transforming the built environment. Trim Tab is awash with provocative content—a comprehensive resource on the latest developments from people who are redefining how we design, construct and operate buildings and communities. The International Living Future 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. We created Trim Tab magazine to advance this vision and provide a source for in-depth information on emerging trends and leading-edge ideas.

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Biophilic Design: An Opportunity to Regenerate Life
Biophilic design is a conscious discipline, and has the potential to intentionally reconnect people and nature through buildings. Some project teams have tried it out by adding plants and trees or a fountain in their buildings. Stopping there and going no further, these teams miss the power of this new discipline to completely revolutionize the way that we create and design our places. The...
Sep 8, 2016 12:00 PM ET
What Can The Abolitionists Teach Us About Climate Change
At the Paris climate conference (COP21) late last year, 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding ...
Sep 6, 2016 12:45 PM ET
Let's Bring Living Buildings to Trinidad and Tobago
Lydia Singh is the leader of the newly emerging Trinidad and Tobago Collaborative. Below, she shares the importance of bringing Living Buildings to her home country of Trinidad and Tobago.  Growing up in the beautiful twin isle of Trinidad and Tobago was truly a blessing. The country has an abundance of natural resources: sun, sea, sand, trees and thriving ecosystems, but we...
Jul 20, 2016 9:00 AM ET
10 Organizations That are Demanding Healthy Materials
Our homes are fraught with carcinogens. Endocrine disruptors, neurotoxins, and a laundry list of other types of harmful chemicals are likely in every room of your house. These toxins are in both the hygiene products in your medicine cabinet...
Jul 13, 2016 12:30 PM ET
Transformational Design: Net Zero Energy Certified Residential Buildings
Net zero energy is quickly becoming a sought-after goal for many buildings worldwide. The media focuses primarily on commercial buildings, but there are a number of innovative homeowners who seek to reduce demand on the earth’s natural resources. Residential net zero energy buildings are examples of what is possible when homeowners...
Jun 30, 2016 6:10 PM ET