Green Business Certification, Inc. recently announced its adoption of the RELi standard. First developed by the Institute for Market Transformation to Sustainability and its Capital Markets Partnership coalition in 2012, the standard includes an integrative process, acute hazard preparation and adaptation along with chronic risk mitigation at the building and neighborhood scale.
GBCI, in conjunction with USGBC, is leading the further refinement of RELi to synthesize the LEED Resilient Design pilot credits with RELi’s Hazard Mitigation and Adaptation credits. GBCI and the RELi resilience standard will work together to develop buildings and communities that offer greater adaptability and resilience to weather and natural disasters.
RELi is being used by pilot projects in Washington, D.C., Minnesota, Oklahoma and Texas—including the Oklahoma Medical Center in Oklahoma City and the Christus Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi (which, incidentally, withstood Hurricane Harvey with little to no damage). These pilot projects, once complete, will help refine the certification component of the standard and establish RELi’s points system, scoring and certification levels. Learn more at usgbc.org.