The range and number of resilient design resources have expanded tremendously over the past few years, as the focus and attention on these emerging design elements increases and intensifies. They range from educational curriculum to rating systems to hazard assessment tools to industry standards criteria. We’ve created this resource page to point our clients, colleagues, and workshop attendees toward recommended resources that we use in assessing risk levels and recommending resilient design strategies. This is a rapidly evolving area of professional expertise that requires regular updates in order to stay current. We will continue to build-out, maintain, and update this resource list to provide the most current and credible information. 

As a starter we suggest the following:

LEED Resilient Design Pilot Credits


US Green Building Council has "revised the three Resilient Design pilot credits to improve their effectiveness, reflect feedback from LEED project teams and harmonize the credits with RELi, USGBC’s emerging resilience standard."

NOAA's US Climate Resilience Toolkit


 "The NOAA Weather and Climate Toolkit is an application that provides simple visualization and data export of weather and climatological data archived at NCDC."

IBHS's Fortified Commercial


"FORTIFIED Commercial™ is a voluntary superior building resilience standard, compliance process, and designation program created by the Institute for Business & Home Safety to make new and existing commercial buildings stronger against severe weather, including hurricanes and high wind." 

GBCI's RELi Rating System


 "RELi is a resilience-specific rating system similar in structure to LEED that offers GBCI certification based on a system of points and prerequisites organized according to eight categories. About 20 percent of its substance overlaps with LEED, with a strong emphasis on social cohesion and vitality."

AIA Reslience and Adaptation Online


 "This exclusive multi-course series covers mitigation, resilience and adaptation, technical design application, and design process application. Anyone completing all courses in the AIA Resilience and Adaptation series will receive a certificate acknowledging their completion of all courses in the program, in addition to the individual course certificates available for each course." 

AIA+2030 Series


"The AIA 2030 Commitment provides an actionable framework for architects and designers to meet the 2030 Challenge goals of carbon neutral buildings by 2030. This series will inspire architects to meet the 2030 goals through design strategies, efficient technologies and systems, and renewable energy resources." 

Certificate of completion available.