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Resilient by Design: USGBC Offers Sustainability Tools for Enhanced Resilience

USGBC is committed to transforming the way communities are designed, built and operated by harnessing market forces that can drive widespread uptake of green building practice. Resilience is a clear extension of this green building work, since a more sustainable building is also more resilient.

Through LEED and various other programs and initiatives, USGBC promotes and advocates for principles of building design, construction, operation, and maintenance that address and emphasize resilience. While not always labelled this way, green buildings are driving resilience-enhancing designs, technologies, materials and methods. Green buildings often include practices such as the use of durable materials, thoughtful site selection, rainwater collection, demand response, grid islanding, maximal energy efficiency, on-site renewable energy generation, and more.