Resilient Design LEED Pilot Credits

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With the advance of climate change and intensification of natural disasters, resiliency is becoming increasingly important to building design and construction. This seminar will examine three new pilot credits outlined below which aim to ensure that design teams incorporates planning and  design for natural hazards and vulnerabilities including functionality of buildings in the event of interruptions in power or heating fuel.

Assessment and Planning for Resilience encourages project leaders to consider and plan for a location specific natural hazards and the long-term effects of climate change.

Design for Enhanced Resilience ensures that the top hazards identified in the first Resilient Design pilot credit are addressed through specific mitigation strategies.

Passive Survivability and Functionality During Emergencies encourages buildings to stay functional—with livable temperatures and access to potable water—during an extended power outage or loss of heating fuel.

SPEAKER: Mary Ann Lazarus, FAIA, Principal, MALeco, LLC

Mary Ann leads a consultancy focused on accelerating shifts in design of the built environment to sustainable and resilient outcomes. She is an Adjunct Faculty at Washington University in St. Louis and also serves on the Advisory Board of the Resilient Design Institute.
Mary Ann’s devotion to sustainability has extended outside her professional work through her role as an author, lecturer, community advocate and volunteer at the local and national level. Mary Ann served as Program Commitee Chair for Greenbuild, the USGBC International annual conference for 5 years. During that time, she also helped lead the USGBC response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita that resulted in the publication of The New Orleans Principles. Mary Ann currently serves on the USGBC-MGC Board of Directors.

2 LEED Specific (BD+C) GBCI CE Hours and 2 AIA/CES LU

WHEN:  Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
3:00 – 5:00 pm

WHERE:  Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110 map

FEE:  $30 for USGBC-MGC Members; $45 for Non-members

REGISTERClick here to register online.

QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at  or (314) 577-0225.

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