The National Institute of Standards and Technology has produced two volumes of a Community Resilience Planning Guide for Buildings and Infrastructure Systems. The first volume spends time describing the methodology and provides a fictitious example of the planning process while the second volume provides reference chapters to Volume 1.
The city of Norfolk, as a 100 Resilient Cities grantee, developed a Resilience Strategy that was published in October 2015. The stated goal of the plan is to reduce risks as well as embrace new ways of thinking and thriving in conditions that require continuous innovation. The full plan is available online.
Jerry Walker, CEM, LEED AP, Resilient Virginia Board Chairman and Champion, provides his thoughts on the the first Resilient Virginia Conference, hailed as a great start in creating awareness and motivating communities to address resiliency.
Resilient Arlington, a local project of Resilient Virginia, is working with area businesses and community representatives from Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, Sierra Club, Arlington Green, as well as numerous community volunteers. We also have engaged the participation of Arlington County Office of Emergency Management.
Fall, 2015 Congratulations!!! A Message from the Resilient Virginia Chairman Resilient Virginia is celebrating its one year anniversary. Over a year ago the idea of
Sustainability pros and advocates in Southwest Virginia persevere amid skepticism, Tea Party opposition
As coal-fired power plants become obsolete with ever-tightening restrictions on their emissions, lower-cost natural gas, and coal mines facing heightened scrutiny over their mining practices, the future of the Roanoke Valley can be seen through two very different lenses by city and county officials.
As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to cut energy waste in the nation’s buildings, the Energy Department has recognized the city of Roanoke, Virginia for its leadership. Through the Better Buildings Challenge, Roanoke has committed to 20 percent savings by 2020 across more than 25 buildings, covering one million square feet.
Our communities are constantly changing. Most changes are gradual and predictable—a new store opens on Main Street, newcomers come to town and priorities shift. But,