The powerpoint presentation gives an overview of how resilience could align with USGBC's mission. Outline of the resilience-enhancing strategies within LEED and each of GBCI's rating systems, links to USGBC resilience collateral, etc. LEED, PEER, SITES, RELi, GRESB and LEED for Cities (including STAR). The building codes in GBCI are aligned with LEED Cities, which aims to achieve sustainability goals outline with the policies. STAR aims at achieving practical engagements with the community about actions on 'climate change guide'. Top-down policies achieved practical execution due to this method of engaging local communities. The presentation is a part primer and part guide and can be used to let users develop own slide deck, talking points or script for local community and meetings, befitting the context.
Industry misconceptions around high cost and poor market interest in energy efficient homes continue to obstruct the mass adoption of low carbon housing. Josh’s House demonstrates that low carbon housing is accessible and cost effective. The Star Performers series showcases how...Read more
A rapid review on green-rated office buildings, and their operational energy use, found that the conclusions of six studies ranged from the certified buildings performing worse, similarly or much better than the non-certified buildings in terms of energy usage intensity. Two...Read more
Australia's Chief Scientist Alan Finkel points out, in this interview, the need for Australia to develop better storage systems and reflects on the recent report from ACOLA. California Energy Commissioner Andrew McAllister, also warns Australia to pursue demand side...Read more
Cities and states are always looking for ways to more efficiently and effectively deliver public services, such as flood management, resource conservation, pollution prevention, social equity and human health.
Community Development Block Grants – Disaster Relief, or CDBG-DR, are allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to affected states and local governments to aid long-term recovery of community infrastructure following major disasters.