CLEVELAND, OH | NOV. 7-8

 

THE WORLD IS CHANGING

 

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The world is changing. The need to redouble efforts to mitigate global climate change is clear, as is the need to plan for the changes that are already underway and will be magnified in the years ahead. We see this need play out in our communities: storms are getting more extreme; heat waves are becoming more frequent; sea level rise is underway; drought is occurring more regularly; dependable municipal water supplies are at risk; wildfires are becoming more intense; and the people most affected by these disruptions tend to be those who face the greatest economic challenges in responding. At the same time, forward-looking companies, organizations, agencies, and individuals recognize that resilient design is vital to our future—and a critical component of social equity and sustainable building practices. The urgency of the situation is calling these citizens to action. Building Resilience 2019 will catalyze this emerging movement. The first national gathering of building industry professionals, Building Resilience 2019 will focus exclusively on how to create more resilient buildings and communities. Conference attendees will have opportunities to participate actively in professionally facilitated, outcome-focused working sessions. These sessions will establish concrete guidance to advance the agenda of resilient design.

Building Resilience 2019 comes to you from three leading players in the fields of resilience and sustainability.

BuildingGreen, Inc., founded in 1985, is a highly regarded consulting firm and the most trusted information provider in the sustainable building field.

The International Living Future Institute, home of the Living Building Challenge, is working toward a civilization that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative.

 The Resilient Design Institute is a nonprofit organization founded in 2012 to advance resilient design strategies and serve as a think tank in the resilient design movement.

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