Jason F. McLennan is considered one of the most influential individuals in the green building movement today. His work has made a pivotal impact on the shape and direction of green building in the United States and Canada and he is a much sought after designer, presenter and consultant on a wide variety of green building and sustainability topics around the world. McLennan serves as the CEO of the International Living Future Institute – a leading NGO that focuses on the transformation to a world that is socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative.
An Ashoka Fellow, Jason is the founder and creator of the Living Building Challenge, widely considered the world’s most progressive and stringent green building program. McLennan works on cutting edge projects through a unique collaboration with the Integral Group – one of the globe’s most innovative engineering firms as well as his own architectural practice – McLennan Design. McLennan was recently awarded the World Changer Award by Green Biz magazine and voted by Yes! Magazine, as one of the 15 people helping to reshape the world. He is the author of 5 books on green building including the Philosophy of Sustainable Design – considered by many as the ‘bible’ for green building. McLennan was the recipient of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge award in 2013.