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RELi: USGBC’s New Resilient Design Rating System

RELi, the U.S. Green Building Council’s new standard for projects designed to endure and recover from extreme weather, is a national consensus standard. It was developed through an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) process, and focuses on creating resilient buildings and communities.

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Resilient Virginia Supports These Summer Resiliency Events

Resilient Virginia is teaming with groups around the Commonwealth to offer events this summer. June 8: Green Leaders for Local Impact Retreat; June 12: Community and Building Resilience; July 17: Collaborations on Flooding Adaptation; July 19: Resilient Virginia Annual Meeting; August 25: PrepareAthon at Science Museum of Virginia.

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Climate Change in the American Mind

The latest survey from George Mason University’s Center for Climate Communication reveals that the number of Americans “very worried” about global warming has reached a record high since first measured in 2008.

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Costs of Doing Nothing: Economic Consequences of Not Adapting to Sea Level Rise in the Hampton Roads Region

Costs of Doing NothingRecent studies have pointed out the economic costs of rising temperatures, increased sea levels, and extreme weather events — all factors associated with climate change impact in the Southeast United States. Costs of Doing Nothing: Economic Consequences of Not Adapting to Sea Level Rise in the Hampton Roads Region narrows down the data to the Hampton Roads area. This report looks at several scenarios for sea level rise and the economic consequences.

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Calendar

Due to COVID-19, please check listings for cancellations.
  • GreenBiz Verge20
    Date: October 26, 2020
    Location: 5 day online event

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  • Cities Rising Summit - The Small City Moment: Big ideas for right now
    Date: October 27, 2020
    Location:

    Hosted by the Tom Tom Foundation

    The Covid-19 pandemic has presented incredible challenges for cities across the country and together, we face a long road to recovery. Response and recovery efforts have…

  • Harrisonburg Solar Home Tour
    Date: October 28, 2020
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    Join us for a lunchtime webinar on Wednesday, October 28th. This is your chance to learn…

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    As machine learning becomes more pervasive, so too has the colncern over how we can trust that it reflects human values.

    Misconceptions about…

Latest News & Resources

Resilient Virginia News: September 2020

Resilient Virginia News – Sept. 2020: Resilient Academy Webinar Series; Annual Meeting Recap; Annette Osso Receives Award; Local Resiliency Actions Around the State; New Congressional Climate Resilience Reports; Proposed Federal Legislation Supports Resiliency; more.

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2020 Resiliency Academy

This series of four webinars hosted by Resilient Virginia will highlight some of the best resiliency planning tools available to help communities build capacity to maintain critical functionality and vitality in the face of severe disturbances and chronic stressors.

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