MCG recently prepared a new report on voluntary standards to increase resilience in the built environment.
On behalf of the Energy, Kresge and Barr Foundations, MCG recently prepared a new report titled, “Voluntary Resilience Standards: An Assessment of the Emerging Market for Resilience in the Built Environment.” This report provides a market characterization of voluntary standards to increase resilience in the built environment. The analysis was informed by desk research, interviews with experts and focus groups with practitioners and facility’s mangers. It explores available resources at the facility, neighborhood, and community levels and provides suggested for pathways to expand the growth and implementation of resilient buildings. The report can assist facilities and planners in understanding existing resources, inform state and local leaders as they draft policies to encourage the adoption of standards and resilient building techniques, and help develop the strategies of funders and program managers. Resilient facilities and infrastructure are a crucial component of increasing the community preparedness to natural and manmade hazards and climate risks. This research was enabled by the generous support of the Energy, Kresge and Barr Foundations.