News Analysis

Green Buildings Should Bounce Back, Says Resilience Report

March 16, 2012

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions—climate change mitigation—has defined much of the sustainable design approach, but a new report calls for a sharper focus on adapting our buildings to future climate extremes as climate change becomes a reality. The report, from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the University of Michigan, highlights green building techniques (and corresponding LEED credits) that already contribute to resilience and adaptation; it also points out current practices that need to change.