Resilient Design

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Think you’re designing a 100-year building? Not if a 100-year storm destroys it next year.

In this section, you will:

  • gather lessons learned from case studies of the very first resilient design projects

  • understand how your green building expertise already overlaps with resilience

  • find out how to assess the region-specific risks your project faces as a result of climate change

Once you complete your own resilience assessment, you can develop strategies to design for building “hardening,” food security, passive survivability, and program flexibility to accommodate community support functions.

Resilient Design

Deep Dives

Get up to speed on complex topics. You can also earn CEUs and download PDF Spotlight Reports.

Quick Takes

Jump straight to the essentials with these short explanations of green building concepts.

Product Guidance

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In The News

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