Resilience Is The New Sustainability – AIA Portland

  • Date Thu, Feb 8, 2018 - 5:30pm — 7:30pm
  • Venue AIA Portland
    403 NW 11th Ave
    Portland, OR 97209

In the 20+ years since LEED® was introduced to the architectural community, disasters like Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy and the Christchurch Earthquakes have exposed the need for our buildings to not only have a low impact on the environment, but for the environment to have a low impact on our buildings. The US Resiliency Council was founded to assist architects and engineers in communicating the value of resilience against earthquakes and other natural hazards to their clients and the public. This presentation will introduce resilience based design and give architects useful tools to 1) set explicit performance objectives for projects, 2) perform cost-benefit and return on investment analyses of design options, and 3) implement and promote USRC building ratings on projects that add an additional dimension to their overall sustainability services. We will discuss several initiatives in Oregon that are considering resilience, and how the resilient design of buildings is an essential component of improving community resilience.

In this presentation participants will learn about:

1. What the building code really gets you in terms of earthquake resilience

2. How owners consider resilience in their long term capital strategies

3. What the US Resiliency Council is doing to communicate and promote resilience based design

4. How architects can engage with clients and their design team to incorporate earthquake resilience into their overall sustainability services