RELi : Resilience Action List + Credit Catalog

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GLOSSARY:  RELi Resilience Action List + Credit Catalog

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RELi is a new standard released last fall and is short for Resilience Action List + Credit Catalog.  RELi <pronounced rely> combines a comprehensive list of resilient design criteria with the latest in proven integrative process for developing next generation communities, neighborhoods, buildings, homes and infrastructure.  RELi is a project rating system similar to LEED®, but with added emphasis on resilience. The Credit Catalog includes newresilience-based actions (requisites + credits) pioneered for RELi in 2014. RELi also aggregates action items from other sustainable guidelines that support resiliency.

RELi Categories include: Panoramic ApproachHazard PreparednessHazard AdaptationCommunity VitalityProductivity / Health + DiversityEnergy / Water + FoodMaterials + Artifacts and Applied Creativity.

Design method is an important part of achieving high-performing resilient design outcomes. In response, RELi combines a comprehensive + expandable action list with an integrative process that we call the Living Design Approach. This universal method is embodied in the RELi Panoramic Approach category as a series of requisites + credits.

RELi at its most basic level is a simple, but comprehensive “to-do” list. Using even a few of its selective parts can improve a project’s adaptive potential.  RELi should be thought of as a catalog of great ideas and patterns to be blended with other concepts + resources in the pursuit of deeply resilient, living designs.

Resources: Reference Guide; Action List; Checklist

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For more information about other opportunities exist with the buildings we design contact:
ALLEN SCHAFFER, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, LBC AMBASSADOR
ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL, DIRECTOR OF SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

Thank you to BuildingGreen (Candace Pearson) for providing the above summary.