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Metrics of Resilience and the RELi Rating System

Sustainability and resilience are two sides of the same coin. When combined with regeneration, civility and health, they interactively create an emergent property that can be thought of as a ‘living system.’ In this evocative presentation, architect and eco-entrepreneur Doug Pierce of Perkins+Will simultaneously explores the theory and practice of resilience through a holistic lens grounded in biomimicry, and the reductive perspective of checklists. He will offer clarity on how sustainability and resilience overlap, and where they differ.

This transdisciplinary presentation will blend design, science and engineering with actionable metrics from the RELi Resilience Action List and rating system that are readily available to design practitioners, decision-makers and policy experts. RELi was launched in 2014 and was adopted by the USGBC at Greenbuild 2017.

Doug Pierce, AIA, LEED Fellow, Global Resilience Lab Co-Director and Senior Architect, Perkins+Will

Doug Pierce is Co-Director of the Perkins+Will Global Resilience Lab, working as a thought leader molding the firms sustainable design initiative since 2001. His experience with resilience, regeneration and sustainability spans 30 years and includes projects in eco-economically challenged regions ranging from the Ozark mountains of Arkansas to India and Sri Lanka. Over the past 15 years, he has shaped the design and led the certification of over 1.5 million square feet of LEED Platinum construction in the upper midwest. He has developed ground-breaking masters level courses in sustainable design theory and practice at the University of Minnesota and the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, focused on integrating design, engineering, metrics and method into a seamless whole. This work lead to his role as Principal Investigator for the RELi Resilient Design Action List and Rating System.

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Organized by
AIA New York Committee on the Environment & ASHRAE
  • Sponsored by
Wednesday, 6/13
6pm to 8pm
Center for Architecture
General Public: $10
Member: Free
Student with Valid ID: Free
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