Mainstreaming Resilience: Making Resilient Design Standard Practice

Thursday, March 10, 2016
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

While few argue about the importance of resilience in an age of climate change (with more intense storms, rising sea levels, more frequent drought, and worsening heat waves), there remains little focus on resilient design in building codes, zoning bylaws, and voluntary building rating systems, such as Passive House, Living Building Challenge, and LEED. In this interactive session, the presenters will lead a discussion about how to make resilient design more of a mainstream focus. They will report on inherent resilience aspects of Passive House, recent changes to the Living Building Challenge that address resilience, and new LEED pilot credits.