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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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  • Teaching Climate Consequences with CLEAN: Motivate and Inspire, Don’t Despair
    Date: June 2, 2020
    Location: Webinar

    Learn more and register here 

  • Recipe for Action: Building Food Security in Insecure Times
    Date: June 3, 2020
    Location: Webinar

    Find out more and register here.

  • The Financial Case for Healthy, High Performance Buildings
    Date: June 3, 2020
    Location: Webinar

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  • EP Career Campfire: Preparing for Jobs in the Green Building Industry
    Date: June 3, 2020
    Location: Webinar

    Learn more about the event and register here.
    From the USGBC website: "The landscape of green jobs has continued to evolve since…

Latest News & Resources

2020 Virginia Legislative Recap

Join USGBC’s Senior Policy Council, Liz Beardsley, the Executive Director of the Virginia Energy Efficiency Council, Chelsea Harnish, and Annette Osso, LEED AP, Managing Director, Resilient Virginia, for a policy re-cap from the 2020 session.

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Resilient Virginia News: January 2020

Resilient Virginia News – January 2020: 2010–2019: The Overheated Decade; Resilient Virginia’s 2020 Priorities; New Surveys Show Increased Understanding of Climate Crisis; Progress on Governor’s Executive Orders; State Legislature Takes on Clean Energy and Climate Resiliency; Food Production Challenges and Solutions; more.

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