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US Green Building Council Adopts National Resilience Standard for LEED

US Green Building Council Adopts National Resilience Standard for LEED

The US Green Building Council adopted a national construction resilience standard that will be incorporated into LEED certification, the Minnesota business newspaper Finance & Commerce reported. Called RELi and pronounced “rely,” the standard is a point-based system for buildings to gain recognition and certification for hazard preparedness, disaster recovery, crisis … Read more »

Insurers Tackle Natural Disaster Risk

The UN and insurance companies have launched a drive to tackle natural disaster risk by identifying the most effective measures to combat disasters and helping communities implement them. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) Initiative’ s Global Resilience Project is a phased approach to … Read more »

Manufacturers Bring Production In-House to Protect Against Natural Disasters

Manufacturers Bring Production In-House to Protect Against Natural Disasters

In an effort to protect themselves against natural disasters, climate change and economic downturns, two-fifths of manufacturing companies surveyed by EEF are bringing production back in-house, and a quarter have increased their use of local suppliers. Two-thirds of the companies that brought production back in-house also increased their use of … Read more »