A selected list of publications about LCLT or that include information about LCLT:

  • Living Building Certification
  • Thriving Communities Shelter Feature of LCLT:
  • Capital Institutes Field Guide on LCLT:
  • Bounty: Lopez Island Farmers, Food, and Community, co-published by LCLT and the Lopez Locavores, 2016
  • “Pushing Zero” by Jenny Sullivan in the June 2010 issue of Builder magazine:
  • Website feature: Case Study, Lopez Common Ground Cooperative, Lopez Community Land Trust, 2010 Awards of Excellence, Home Depot Foundation.
  • Land, Water, Energy, Resource Use— A Systems Approach: Understanding Our Fourth Affordable Housing Development, LCLT, 2009.
  • 7/24/09 Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce article, “Lopez Island Housing Project built for ‘net zero’ energy use,” by Katie Zemtseff July 24, 2009.
  • Smart by Nature, “Reconnect, Revitalize, Sustain, “ Michael K. Stone, Center for Ecoliteracy, 2009
  • 7/ 21/08 Eco-home Magazine, “Case Study: Lopez Island”
  • 9/5/2008 Wall Street Journal, “Have Knife, Will Travel”– An article about the Mobile Processing Unit on Lopez Island
  • Washington: Renewing the Countryside, “Lopez Community Land Trust’s Mobile Meat Processing Unit,” John Harrington, Ed., 2005
  • Jim Tolpin’s The New Cottage Home, , “The Cottage as Community,” 1998
  • “Low-Cost Houses on a High-Price Island,” New York Times, May 2, 1993


  • 25 Enterprises that build Resilience, Transition U.S., “A Reconomy Project” by Marissa Mommzerts, 2016.
  • Home Depot Foundation Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing Built Responsibly 2010.
  • 2010 Gold Nugget Grand Award for Green Sustainable Community of the Year
  • Design and Architecture Best of Green Award 2010,
  • Honorable mention for 2010 AIA Seattle What Makes it Green?
  • National Association for State Community Services Programs Weatherization Award 2010
  • Urban Land Institute finalist for Jack Kemp Workforce Housing Awards 2010
  • 2004 Opportunity Council Community Partner Award
  • 2003 Sustainable Northwest Founders of a New Northwest Award
  • 1996 NW Cooperative Federation–Cooperative Development Award
  • 1995 Washington State Housing Finance Commission Friend of Housing Award to Sandy Bishop
  • 1994 Fannie Mae Foundation Maxwell Awards of Excellence Honorable Mention for Morgantown