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The resource for transformational people + design.

Trim Tab is the International Living Future Institute‘s robust storytelling platform– an ever-evolving encyclopaedia of design strategies and aspirational anecdotes for sustainable communities.

Trim Tab encompasses the blog, print edition, and digital magazine platform. Subscribe to updates.


Partly a trade publication, partly a human interest catalogue, Trim Tab Magazine is the quarterly publication that is always awash with the latest compelling stories, interviews and case studies surrounding the topic of regenerative communities and the people who inhabit them.


The International Living Future Institute is an environmental NGO committed to catalyzing the transformation toward communities that are socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative. Composed of leading green building experts and thought-leaders, the 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. The Institute runs the Living Building Challenge, Living Community Challenge, Living Product Challenge, Net Zero Energy Certification, the Cascadia Green Building Council, Ecotone Publishing, Declare, JUST and other leading-edge programs. A global network of more than 350 volunteers across nearly 30 countries drive the local adoption of restorative principles in their communities.