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USGBC-VA LEED Benefits for Resilient Communities

  • NVCC Alexandria Campus 5000 Dawes Ave Alexandria, VA USA (map)

USGBC is working to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built, and operated to encourage green building practices—and resilience is a clear extension of this work. USGBC and our partners have defined resilience as the “ability to prepare and plan for, absorb, recover from, and more successfully adapt to adverse events”. We know that more sustainable buildings are the cornerstone to enhancing community resilience, and our work continues to expand our reach to other sectors of the built environment.

Green buildings are driving resilience-enhancing designs, technologies, materials, and methods. To support these efforts, 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.

Attend this Connect & Learn to explore LEED’s connection to resiliency strategies using examples of LEED buildings in Arlington County. Speakers include Alysson Blackwelder, Advocacy and Policy Manager, USGBC, and Joan Kelsch, Green Buildings Manager, Arlington County.

Lunch for registered attendees will be available starting at 11:30 a.m. The presentation will run from 12-1 p.m.

Continuing Education: This course has been approved for 1 GBCI CE.

This event is co-presented with Resilient Virginia as part of a Virginia resiliency education series looking at how buildings and communities support statewide resiliency goals.