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RELi: USGBC’s New Resilient Design Rating System

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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.

RELi handbookRELi (pronounced ‘rely’) is a comprehensive response to the urgent need for resilience in design and planning. Maintaining a reasonable level of safety and quality in our day-to-day lives now requires that we collectively respond to weather extremes, economic disruptions, and resource depletions — all of which are becoming commonplace globally, regionally, and locally. Resilience involves interactive social, economic, and environmental elements that respond to both acute short-term and systemic long-term topics related to the well-being of our society and planet.

USGBC and GBCI have now adopted the RELI standard. GBCI and the RELi resilience standard will work together to develop buildings and communities that offer greater adaptability and resilience to weather and natural disasters.

RELi’s development was led foundationally by the global architecture firm of Perkins+Will, with Eaton Corporation, Deloitte Consulting, and Impact Infrastructure providing vital content expertise and critical assessment.

For more information on RELi, click here to view the RELi handbook online, or click here for information on a Resiliency Education Series event featuring Dan Slone.

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Just last month, a winter storm wreaked havoc in Texas and other southeastern U.S. states. What did it revealed about public health, housing, energy, and economic and climate justice?

The Rural Assembly, The Daily Yonder, and Southerly are pleased to bring the following journalists and experts together March 30 to dig into these questions:

* Amal Ahmed, journalist with Texas Observer

* John Cooper, Assistant Vice President for Public Partnership & Outreach and the Director of Texas Target Communities at Texas A&M University

* Dr. Tim Callaghan, evaluation director for the Southwest Rural Health Research Center, Texas A&M University

* Lyndsey Gilpin, founder and editor of Southerly Magazine

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