27 Nov '17, 8pm

US Green Building Council Adopts National Resilience Standard for LEED

US Green Building Council Adopts National Resilience Standard for LEED

Hurricane Harvey flooding and damage. Credit: Jill Carlson, Flickr Creative Commons The US Green Building Council adopted a national construction resilience standard that will be incorporated into LEED certification, the Minnesota business newspaper Finance & Commerce reported . Called RELi and pronounced “rely,” the standard is a point-based system for buildings to gain recognition and certification for hazard preparedness, disaster recovery, crisis communications, resilient food production, health promotion, energy efficiency, water-use reduction, and other practices, according to Finance & Commerce. The development of RELi was led by the global architecture firm of Perkins + Will with Eaton Corporation, Deloitte Consulting, and Impact Infrastructure providing content expertise and critical assessment, according to the USGBC . “We aggregated guidelines and credits from e...

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