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A Better Buildings webinar will share strategies on resilient design.

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced a Better Buildings webinar, "Buildings that Rebound: Resiliency Strategies for Commercial Buildings and Communities." The webinar will be held on Tues., February 6, from 3–4 p.m. EST, and is free and open to the public. Discussion will focus on the need for resilient building design.

Resilient design is especially crucial when facing potential destructive natural and human-caused events. Learn how to implement strategies to minimize impacts, avoid disruptions and recover and adapt to changing environmental conditions. Among the webinar’s presenters will be USGBC’s Director of Technical Policy, Jeremy Sigmon.

USGBC is proud to be a Better Buildings Alliance Affiliate, which is one way of showing our commitment to transforming the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated to make them more sustainable and resilient. In particular, LEED, PEER, and SITES offer stakeholders blueprints for resilience planning in advance of potential risks. In addition, the concept of “building back better” takes into account lessons learned from previous natural disasters, and incorporates mitigation into projects so that they can withstand future events.

See the complete schedule for the Better Buildings Webinar Series.

Resilience resources

To learn more about USGBC’s continued progress on resilience, read our 2017 retrospective. For access to tools and information on how USGBC and GBCI’s rating systems enable resilient building practices, check out our learning pathway The Road to Resilience.

As announced at Greenbuild Boston in 2017, GBCI has officially adopted the ReLi Resilience Standard, a resilient construction standard for buildings and neighborhoods. Using a credit-based system, ReLi expands on LEED’s prerequisites for sustainable practices to focus on acute hazard preparation and adaptation, as well as risk mitigation for buildings and neighborhoods. Learn more about ReLi.

Looking ahead, March 1 will see the official launch of the new GRESB Resilience Module for real estate, infrastructure and developer surveys.

Register for the webinar