07 Nov '17, 4pm

RELi Resiliency Standards Complement LEED Certification

RELi Resiliency Standards Complement LEED Certification

Doug Pierce is the senior project engineer at Perkins + Will. Over the past 2 1/2 years, he has developed what he calls the RELi resiliency standards as the chief investigator for the Washington, D.C.-based Capital Markets Partnership. “Resiliency is the next step in the entire green ecological design framework,” said Pierce, who is based in Minneapolis. “It’s important because over the past 30 years, we have not acted with foresight relative to the science on climate change or the knowledge that oil and water are finite resources.” Resiliency is fast becoming the buzzword in architecture and construction as the next evolution of sustainability, but trying to figure out just what it means is a challenge. What does it mean to say that a building is resilient? What are the standards for resiliency? All we need to do, Pierce says, is look at the news to see the impact climate...

Full article: https://greenbuildingelements.com/2015/10/20/reli-resilie...

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