International Living Future Institute’s Declare is a transparency platform to disclose and discover healthy building products. Declare is a nutrition label for products and the only label that combines material transparency and the Red List. It distills complex chemical ingredient information into an easy to read label. Declare helps you find and specify Red List Free products, which are healthy for people, the environment, and communities.
A database of Declared and Living Product Challenge compliant products can be found on the ILFI website.
ILFI works closely with manufacturers to reformulate products into healthier and more sustainable alternatives. For this reason, this database has proven to hold healthier alternatives to hard to find product categories such as adhesives, sealants, and other contractor-specified materials. Since it only contains Declared, Red-List Free and Approved products, it’s also more concise and less overwhelming. Therefore, it’s a great place to start when looking for healthier materials. The directory is also easily searchable by Spec Division and by manufacturer.
The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) is a global nonprofit organization committed to advancing communities that are socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative. The Institute operates the Living Building Challenge, the world’s most ambitious, advanced, and holistic performance standard for green, resilient, and healthy buildings. It is also a hub for many other visionary programs that support the transformation toward a living future. The Institute believes that providing a compelling vision for the future is a fundamental requirement for reconciling humanity’s relationship with the natural world and one another. Learn more at www.living-future.org.