The U.S. Green Building Committee’s LEED Steering Committee approved three pilot credits on resilient design, the first of which encourages designers, planners and building owners or operators to plan for a wide range of natural disasters or disturbances, as well as consider long-term trends affecting building performance such as changing climate conditions. The second credit requires that each of the top hazards identified in the first credit (e.g., flood, wildfire, terrorism) are addressed through specific mitigation strategies. The intent of the third credit is to ensure buildings will maintain reasonable functionality, including access to potable water, in the event of an extended power outage or loss of heating fuel. 

For more information, visit usgbc.org or resilientdesign.org.