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Profiles of Resilience: LEED in Practice

As part of our commitment to building a more resilient future for the built environment, USGBC defines resilience as “the ability to prepare and plan for, absorb, recover from, and more successfully adapt to adverse events.” To meet this goal, USGBC is driving resilience in more ways than one by making buildings more sustainable, durable, and functional through the application of LEED. Through integrative design and key credits, LEED guides project teams to invest in climate adaptation strategies to enhance building and community resilience. This brief dives into several examples of LEED-certified buildings that have been tested and have demonstrated exceptional resilience. These LEED project teams attest that the LEED process – including purposeful design and third-party validation – has helped these projects achieve critical resilience outcomes.

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Authored by: US Green Building Council