Building Resilience: A Framework for Assessing and Communicating the Costs and Benefits of Resilient Design Strategies

Jun 08, 2015

This article discusses the development of a framework for resilient building design. The article analyzes an existing resilience assessment framework for disaster mitigation and offers a new methodology that integrates sustainability and climate change factors for developing a more inclusive framework for evaluating building resilience including economic factors. The framework has been evaluated using two case study buildings. The conclusions indicate that resilient design offers many benefits, both quantifiable and qualitative (energy savings, improved health, and productivity of building occupants), and that further research is needed that expands beyond building resiliency to urban scale.

keywords: climate change, risk, sustainable design, financial viability

Fiona Wholey (Perkins+Will)
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