LEED launches three resilient design pilot credits

As legislators and designers around the world come to terms with the realities of a changing climate, there is a growing realization that an important focus which should be considered for future developments is resiliency. Key buildings and infrastructure should be designed to stand-up to not just the current climate, but also the extremes which are being forecast over the coming decades, including more rain and ice, stronger winds and temperature extremes.

In recognition of this, the USGBC has recently adopted three new resilient building design pilot credits. 

These credits are available to both v2009 and v4 LEED systems, and give an excellent overview of strategies and actions that can be taken to make our built-environment more resilient to the extremes of climate change. 

For more details on these new credits, see this LEED User article.