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This year’s conference theme is "Connecting Communities, Business, and Educators for Resiliency Solutions."

Join the USGBC Greater Virginia and USGBC Hampton Roads communities at the 2017 Resilient Virginia Conference, taking place August 1–2 in Richmond, Virginia.  

Hosted by Resilient Virginia, with support from the Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, this event convenes participants from local and national businesses and representatives from higher education, government and community organizations to broaden their capacity to engage in resiliency planning.

This year’s theme is "Connecting Communities, Business, and Educators for Resiliency Solutions," and will highlight the resiliency programs developed under Governor McAuliffe’s administration. Attendees will have the opportunity to 

  • Explore resiliency rationales for their organizations.
  • Learn resiliency processes that benefit the public and private sector.
  • Highlight innovative businesses and technologies.
  • Develop an understanding of the priorities for different regions of the state.
  • Take away tools that can be used for resiliency planning in their own communities.

Presentation topics include:

  • Emergency Management and Mitigation
  • Infrastructure Adaptation Strategies
  • Living with Water
  • Incentives for the Private Sector
  • Food Security and Economic Challenges in Rural Communities
  • Clean Fuels and Electric Vehicles
  • Innovative Technologies and Solutions
  • Net Zero Buildings as Mitigation Strategies
  • Food Security and Economic Challenges in Rural Communities
  • Creating Resiliency Plans

Come find USGBC in the conference exhibit hall to learn more about how LEEDSITES and PEER can all contribute to community resilience strategies. We look forward to seeing you there!

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