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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.
  • Building Professional Training (Live Webinar)
    Date: October 26, 2021
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    Viridiant’s Building Professional Training provides a comprehensive overview of best practices for sustainable construction and design and explores green building programs, including EarthCraft and ENERGY STAR. Whether you’re a single-family home builder,…

  • Sustainable Consumption at COP 26: Implementing SDG 12
    Date: October 26, 2021
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    Join SSF and the Global Electronics Council in partnership with the Global Council for Science and the Environment, to delve deeper into the role of sustainable purchasing at COP26. Learn how the global demand…

  • 2021 Getting to Zero Forum
    Date: October 27, 2021
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    With a growing number of climate emergencies across the United States and the world, there is no more important time than now for the Getting to Zero Forum. We are excited to gather in…

  • Resilient Nation Partnership Network and NASA to Host “Alliances for Climate Action” Virtual Forum!
    Date: October 27, 2021
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    We are excited to announce the Resilient Nation Partnership Network and NASA will host the 6th Annual Forum on "Alliances for Climate Action." The Annual Forum provides opportunities for partners to engage with other…

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