The Link Between Greening and Resiliency

Climate Change
Green Building
As facility managers look for ways to make their buildings more sustainable, they typically look at resource and energy efficiency upgrades. While this is a great starting point, it is equally as important to consider how resilient the actual building is. When is the best time to invest in protective measures for a building? Learn …

Building a Resilient and Sustainable Community

Climate Change
Resiliency planning helps communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters and emergencies of all kinds. It is especially important in vulnerable communities, as 2020 has shown with its many unexpected challenges, including the pandemic, racial unrest and a variety of climate-related disasters. How can cities build resiliency to include all members of the …

Solve Stormwater Infrastructure With Community Financing

Increased flooding and severe weather are bringing water management problems to the top of the civic priority list. In 2015, the EPA created a model focused on community-based public-private partnerships to finance stormwater infrastructure.

Microgrids Ensure a Resilient Future

Policy
Renewable Energy
As natural disasters become more common and destructive, the electric grid will continue to fail and power outages will become a frequent occurrence. Installing microgrids can strengthen the grid at large and prevent power interruptions. Find out about how microgrids distribute energy resources and are able to be both be grid-tied and break from the main grid in times of crisis.

True Cost of Climate Change-Fueled Disasters Higher Than Estimates

Climate Change
Studies have said that the cost of climate change-related disasters could reduce the U.S. GDP by 6% to 14% by the end of this century. Allocating funds to disaster recovery means taking them away from other areas essential for growth. NOAA calculated that for 2017 and 2018, productive growth investments lost $400 billion because of what was instead used to respond to climate-related disaster.