The International Living Future Institute together with Living Future Europe are partners of the EU funded COST Action ‘REthinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy’ (RESTORE).

Sustainable buildings and facilities are critical to a future that is socially just, ecologically restorative, culturally rich, and economically viable within the climate change context. Despite over a decade of strategies and programmes, progress on built environment sustainability fails to address these key issues. Consequently, the built environment sector no longer has the luxury of being incrementally less bad, but, with urgency, needs to adopt net-positive, restorative sustainability thinking to incrementally do ‘more good’.

The RESTORE Action affects a paradigm shift towards restorative sustainability for new and existing buildings across Europe, promoting forward thinking and multidisciplinary knowledge, leading to solutions that celebrate the richness of design creativity while enhancing users’ experience, comfort, health, wellbeing and satisfaction inside and outside buildings, and in harmony with urban and natural ecosystems, reconnecting users to nature.

The RESTORE Action advocates, mentors and influences for a restorative built environment sustainability through working groups, training schools (including learning design competitions) and Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs). Also, in order to facilitate communication and dissemination of results, the Action offers conference grants and open access publication grants.

The latest milestone in the RESTORE research activities is WG4 Booklet entitled “REGENERATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE INDOOR ENVIRONMENT: Inspirational guidelines for practitioners”. You can download it for free here. Enjoy 😊