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The series will share tools and strategies for building practitioners, community leaders and resiliency advocates.

In accordance with the 2014 industry statement on resilience released by the U.S. design and construction industry, USGBC recognizes that “natural and manmade hazards pose an increasing threat to the safety of the public and the vitality of our nation.” Addressing issues of community resilience are critical to better preparing and recovering from these hazards.

The USGBC Virginia community is partnering with Resilient Virginia to provide education focused on improving the resilience of buildings, infrastructure and communities in the Commonwealth. Preparing for harmful events with sustainable planning and policy can save money and accelerate recovery.

Join us for our 2018 Resiliency Education series to learn more about tools and strategies available to building practitioners, community leaders and resiliency advocates. Our first session, held in Roanoke in March, focused on the city’s use of the Envision Rating System for Sustainable Infrastructure.

Future events are listed below. USGBC community members and Resilient Virginia members receive a discounted rate to attend. One hour of GBCI CE credit will be offered where applicable.

Resiliency Education Series dates


Shaken, Not Stirred: Community and Building Resilience—The Means to it and its Measures

Presented by Dan Slone, Vertical Vision PLC
When: June 12, 12–1 p.m.
Where: City Space, 100 5th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Cost: $10 members, $20 nonmembers

Register for the June session.


Collaboratory: University/Government/Industry Collaborations on Flooding Adaptation

Presented by Skip Stiles, Wetlands Watch
When: July 17, 12–1:30 p.m.
Where: Hampton Roads, location TBD
Cost: $20 members, $35 nonmembers

Register for the July session.

Dates for events in Richmond and Northern Virginia will be announced soon.

For more USGBC resources on resilient building, check out the Road to Resilience Learning Pathway on Education @USGBC and Profiles of Resilience: LEED in Practice.