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Reports Citing RELi

Obama White House Office of Management + Budget (OMB), December 2016
RELi is referenced on page 24 as one of  seven programs warranting further consideration by Federal risk and insurance programs.
White House OMB Report “Standards and Finance To Support Community Resilience”

International Risk Governance Council | Report chaired by Leah Flax, Rockefeller Foundation 100 Resilient Cities
RELi is one of only 5 resilience guides included in this informative white paper.
“Measuring Urban Resilience As You Build It – Insights from 100 Resilient Cities” 

The Energy, Kresge and Barr Foundations, May 2017 | Prepared by the Meister Consulting Group
Of the 14 guidelines reviewed, RELi is the only standard addressing facilities and communities holistically, including social vulnerability. The report identifies RELi as a leading effort along with NIST and Fortified to quantify the costs and benefits of Resilience.
“Voluntary Resilience Standards: An Assessment of the Emerging Market for Resilience in the Built Environment.”

American Institute of Architects and the National Institute of Building Sciences, May 2016
AIA and NIBS worked together with nineteen industry organizations to develop this report and statement. RELi is included in the Planning Section.
“Preparing to Thrive: The Building Industry Statement on Resilience 2017”


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Obama White House Office of Management + Budget (OMB), December 2016
RELi is referenced on page 24 as one of  seven programs warranting further consideration by Federal risk and insurance programs.
White House OMB Report “Standards and Finance To Support Community Resilience”

International Risk Governance Council | Report chaired by Leah Flax, Rockefeller Foundation 100 Resilient Cities
RELi is one of only 5 resilience guides included in this informative white paper.
“Measuring Urban Resilience As You Build It – Insights from 100 Resilient Cities” 

The Energy, Kresge and Barr Foundations, May 2017 | Prepared by the Meister Consulting Group
Of the 14 guidelines reviewed, RELi is the only standard addressing facilities and communities holistically, including social vulnerability. The report identifies RELi as a leading effort along with NIST and Fortified to quantify the costs and benefits of Resilience.
“Voluntary Resilience Standards: An Assessment of the Emerging Market for Resilience in the Built Environment.”

American Institute of Architects and the National Institute of Building Sciences, May 2016
AIA and NIBS worked together with nineteen industry organizations to develop this report and statement. RELi is included in the Planning Section.
“Preparing to Thrive: The Building Industry Statement on Resilience 2017”

American Institute of Architects, March 2017
The Handbook addresses disaster response and preparedness, with an expanded section on mitigation, resilience and long-term recovery. RELi is included in Chapter 2 Hazard Reduction and Adaptation.
“Disaster Assistance Handbook” Third Edition, 2017

National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan | Ecological Indicators Scientific Journal, Volume 69, May 2016
RELi is part of this in-depth study of 36 resiliency assessment tools from around the world.
“A critical review of selected tools for assessing community resilience”

Great Plains Institute, February 2017
RELi is included as a resource for municipalities in preparing Requests for Proposals relative to Comprehensive Plans.
“Incorporating Energy and Climate Resilience into the City RFP Process”

US Green Building Council – Los Angeles Chapter
This report summarizes 2-years of work and thousands of hours of volunteer hours committed to the Building Resilience Project. RELi is included in multiple locations throughout the report.
“Building Resilience Los Angeles – A Primer for Facilities”

Metropolitan Council Local Planning Handbook | Minneapolis + St. Paul Metro Area
The purpose of the Handbook is to help communities update their local comprehensive plans. RELi is at the top of the Resilience Resource list.
Best Practices, Resilience

AIA Baltimore
“Top 10 Resilient Design Resources”



Articles + Panels Citing RELi

Minneapolis Star Tribune, November 2017
Nicole Norfleet of the Star Tribune interviews RELi Prinicipal Investigator Doug Pierce of Perkins+Will about the USGBC’s adoption of RELi and the importance of resilient design.
“Creating designs that will last, Minneapolis architect helps develop standard to help buildings withstand all types of shocks”

Sustainable Brands News & Views, November 2017
In this post, Sustainable Brands notes that “While the LEED rating system has faced criticism for its narrow scope … a new resilient construction standard developed by global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will in collaboration with Deloitte Consulting and Eaton Corporation could prove to be a critical tool in helping city planners, architects, developers, governments and businesses design buildings, neighborhoods and buildings better equipped to deal with the challenges of climate change.”
USGBC Adopts Resilient Design Standard to Adapt Buildings, Neighborhoods to Changing Climate

GreenBiz
What we’re seeing now is the merging of thought leadership from some of the world’s most progressive designers and thinkers with the global organizing capacity of the USGBC.
“Making the Rounds at Greenbuild 17”

Architect – The Journal of the American Institute of Architects, November 2017
Architect Journal covers the U.S. Green Building Councils (UGSBC) adoption of RELi into their family of standards and rating systems.
“USGBC to Adopt RELi”

Fast Company Magazine, August 2017
In this article, Fast Company interviews RELi AP Cindy Villarreal of Perkins+Will and links to Perkins+Will’s “Custom Rating System“(RELi) used to evaluate the resilience of its designs and the firms Resilience Lab. The first RELi pilot project, Christus Spohn Medical Center located in Corpus Christi, Texas is covered as well.
“How Houston Can Become More Resilient to Future Floods” 

Architect Journal: “Architects Author Climate Plan for Nation’s Capital”
Perkins+Will provides D.C. with adaptation strategies to confront the realities of climate change. RELi was used extensively to inform development of  the D.C. plan.

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Icon Winter 2016 Article “Designing for Disaster”
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) article “Design for Disaster” includes in-depth interviews on RELi and resilience with both Doug Pierce and Courtney Johnston of Perkins+Will.
The discussion on RELi start on page 30.


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Articles + Panels Citing RELi

Minneapolis Star Tribune, November 2017
Nicole Norfleet of the Star Tribune interviews RELi Prinicipal Investigator Doug Pierce of Perkins+Will about the USGBC’s adoption of RELi and the importance of resilient design.
“Creating designs that will last, Minneapolis architect helps develop standard to help buildings withstand all types of shocks”

Sustainable Brands News & Views, November 2017
In this post, Sustainable Brands notes that “While the LEED rating system has faced criticism for its narrow scope … a new resilient construction standard developed by global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will in collaboration with Deloitte Consulting and Eaton Corporation could prove to be a critical tool in helping city planners, architects, developers, governments and businesses design buildings, neighborhoods and buildings better equipped to deal with the challenges of climate change.”
USGBC Adopts Resilient Design Standard to Adapt Buildings, Neighborhoods to Changing Climate

Architect – The Journal of the American Institute of Architects, November 2017
Architect covers the U.S. Green Building Councils (UGSBC) adoption of RELi into their family of standards and rating systems.
“USGBC to Adopt RELi”

Finance+Commerce, November 2017
Frank Josse at Finance+Commerce interviews Doug Pierce, Principal Investigator for RELi and Mike Italiano, CEO and president of MTS about the Resilient Design and U.S. Green Building Council’s adoption of RELi.
“Green Building Council adopts Perkins+Will resiliency standard for LEED”

GreenBiz
What we’re seeing now is the merging of thought leadership from some of the world’s most progressive designers and thinkers with the global organizing capacity of the USGBC.
“Making the Rounds at Greenbuild 17”

Building Design + Construction
RELi is patterned on LEED, but prescribes methods for designing more resilient buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. The system was developed in 2012 by design firm Perkins+Will, the Institute for Market Transformation to Sustainability (MTS), and others. The standard prescribes methods for designing more resilient buildings and communities.
“USGBC adopts ‘RELi’ resilient building and design standard”

Perkins+Will Press Release
“U.S. Green Building Council Adopts Resilient Building and Design Standard ‘RELi’

U.S. Green Building Council Press Release
“GBCI and the RELi resilience standard work together”

Fast Company Magazine, August 2017
In this article, Fast Company interviews RELi AP Cindy Villarreal of Perkins+Will and links to both Perkins+Will’s “Custom Rating System“(RELi) used to evaluate the resilience of its designs and the firms Resilience Lab. The first RELi pilot project, Christus Spohn Medical Center located in Corpus Christi, Texas is covered as well.
“How Houston Can Become More Resilient to Future Floods” 

Curbed Magazine, August 29
Curb interviews RELi AP’s Cindy Villareal and Julie Frazier of Perkins+Will covering RELi, Resilience and two case studies: Perkins+Will RELi Pilot Project Christus Spohn Medical Center and Bayou Greenways.
“Buffalo Bayou Park and designing a resilient future for Houston”

Building Operating Management & Facility Maintenance Decisions Magazine, July 2017
FacilitiesNet’s July 2017 Cover Story included interviews national resilience leaders including of Doug Pierce of Perkins+Will and coverage of RELi.
“To Focus on Resilience, Focus Also on Sustainability”

Architect Journal: “Architects Author Climate Plan for Nation’s Capital”
Perkins+Will provides D.C. with adaptation strategies to confront the realities of climate change. RELi is not directly cited, but it was used extensively to inform development of  the D.C. plan.

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Icon Winter 2016 Article “Designing for Disaster”
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) article “Design for Disaster” includes in-depth interviews on RELi and resilience with both Doug Pierce and Courtney Johnston of Perkins+Will.
The discussion about RELi start on page 30.

Finance + Commerce Article on RELi
The article provides an overview of resilience and RELi. It includes interview with Doug Pierce of Perkins+Will, Principle Investigator leading the development of RELi.
“Sustainable: Resiliency is the Next Stage for Building Design”

Urbanland – The magazine of the Urban Land Institute |  ULI Washington
Jon Penndorf of Perkins+Will, and one of the first RELi Resilience Professionals covers RELi at this May 2017 ULI Washington panel session.
“Cities Need to Build More Sustainabilily to Lower Housing Costs, Reduce Flood Risk”

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center | Performing Resilience: How to Get It Done
What are the practical things we can do as developers, designers, implementers and users of buildings and building systems?
“Sustainable and Resilient Cities: Actors, Case Studies and Innovative Approaches” 

Green Building Elements
“RELi Resiliency Standards Complement LEED Certification”

GreenBiz Article on RELi →
LEED for resilience? Paying for shock-proof infrastructure” 

Building Design + Construction (BD+C) Article on RELi 
“New RELi standard addresses disaster resilience”