07 Nov '17, 5pm

Breaking: @USGBC announces RELi as its new resilient design rating system

Tech. Sgt. Keith Berry looks down into flooded streets searching for survivors. He is part of an Air Force Reserve team credited with saving more than 1,040 people in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Bill Huntington. License: Public domain. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) launched a new certification Tuesday that sets the first standard for designing buildings and communities that withstand and recover from weather–related disasters including floods, tornadoes, droughts, and wildfires. Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of USGBC and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) announced GBCI’s acquisition of RELi (pronounced ‘rely’), a resilient design rating system, during an opening summit at the Greenbuild Convention in Boston. “Designing with resiliency in mind is crucial to developing sustainable buildings, communities, and ...

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