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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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  • Clean Energy Virginia Webinar 5: The Virginia Advantage in Offshore Wind
    Date: August 19, 2020
    Location: https://covaconf.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=covaconf&service=6&rnd=0.10017613034438788&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fcovaconf.webex.com%2Fec3300%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b000000049bca01716e4caf3c16bc4b2e8d051fdca2f574c9a74dbe0c20710ac7e03eb5ac%26siteurl%3Dcovaconf%26confViewID%3D165033875396898522%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAARF7wL0c2L-vr2NTc25A8aZ7tww7AQSjBUwXIfOouROcQ2%26

    Deep water, no overhead air draft, plenty of land, an unparalleled workforce and a committed state government, this is the Virginia Advantage. Join a group of industry experts as they discuss what makes Virginia…

  • ACE Climate Action Group meeting
    Date: August 19, 2020
    Location: Walter Reed Community Center (Room TBD) 2909 16th St S, Arlington, VA

    (1) Updates since our previous month's meeting
    (2) Climate Action planning
    Stephanie Burns, ACE Volunteer
    sdburns13 at gmail.com
    703-862-2092

  • Leaders in Energy 7th Annual Green Jobs Forum Awards
    Date: August 20, 2020
    Location: https://leadersinenergy.org/2020-event-calendar/
  • Better Food, Less Carbon in the New Digital Economy - Smart systems systems to link stakeholders with farmers, ranchers and foresters
    Date: August 21, 2020
    Location: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5740773817464924430

    Smart systems can link agricultural stakeholders with farmers, ranchers, and foresters. Traditional agriculture negatively affects biodiversity and emits about 26% of global greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. The agriculture ecosystem comprises land use,…

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