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Setting the Table: Build Resilience into Integrative Process

May 4, 2-3 pm

Approved for 1.0 LEED-specific CE for BD+C and Green Associate credentials and 1.0 AIA LU



Jennifer Wolf, Sustainable Program Manager, Sustainable Building Partners

Gabriela Cañamar, Partner, LandDesign

Colin Million, Associate, Built Environment Engineers

Charles Jackson III, Commissioning Team Manager, Sustainable Building Partners

John Beinert, Director of Development, Greystar




Power outages in Texas. Fires in California. The east coast will have serious flooding as rain events intensify. Our climate is changing and the evidence is here. With the lifespan of buildings (70 years) likely to include significantly greater climate impacts these discussions need to be included early. Designing resiliency into our buildings is an important factor overlooked in the early design process. Discover an Integrative approach to addressing resiliency early so many decisions can be baked into the design. Using the LEED Resilience Pilot credits as a framework, the presenters will explore the opportunity missed to bring together the design team and explore opportunities to include these considerations. Learn how using RELI as a framework to start the process. We will explore future grid impacts, water and energy resources, flood mitigation and more. We will explore opportunities to discuss impacts on social equity and vulnerable populations and opportunities to improve the overall occupant wellness. Having early discussions sets the table for improved communication and goals. Leverage the LEED credits to design for sustainability and resiliency. Unique Format: Panel to discuss the importance. Using visualizations and analogy for dining out to drive home the approach.

Learning Objectives


  1. Explain what a Hazard Assessment tells us (Menu)

  2. Identify Resources for developing Resilient Design strategies (Setting the Table)

  3. List five key strategies for ensuring asset Durability, Longevity, and Survivability and Occupant health and wellness (Main Course)

  4. Anticipate future concerns and needs to ensure building longevity and occupant satisfaction (Dessert)



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