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Assessing for Climate Change Resilience

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Starts On - October 20, 2016 - 6:00pm
Ends On - October 20, 2016 - 8:00pm
1250 24th Street Northwest #800
Washington , DC 20037

The impacts of climate change are known, and our nation's capital is one of the cities that is leading the charge when it comes to planning for a resilient future. Hear from the forward-thinking designers, sustainability experts, and government officials who are expanding the conversation around sustainability to include designing for a rapidly changing climate.

Join USGBC National Capital Region for a one-hour moderated discussion, in which local experts will discuss the tools, policies, and techniques being used to prepare the District for the impacts of climate change. This session is ideal for sustainability professionals, and others in the green building industry, who want to learn how to apply resilience concepts (including USGBC's resilience pilot credits) in their own projects.

Attendees will hear from those who were involved in the development of the LEED pilot credits, a leader in the Washington DC city government who is involved in the development of the District's ClimateReadyDC Plan for resilience to climate change, as well as a local project team who has developed a risk assessment and cost-benefit analysis tool to integrate resilience thinking into their designs. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A. In addition, attendees will get a special announcement from USGBC regarding their work toward industry-wide resilience programs.

This course is approved for 1 general CE hour for LEED and WELL Credential holders. Networking opportunities, cocktails and light refreshments will be provided prior to the event.


  • Rachel Minnery, AIA National
  • Jane Sibley-Frantz, Dewberry
  • Jay Wilson, Washington DC Department of Energy and the Environment
  • Jason Hercules, USGBC (moderator)
  • Jeremy Sigmon, USGBC (special announcements)

Special thanks to our event sponsor, Dewberry, and to Perkins + Will for hosting. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please contact Emily English for more information.