Returns on Resilience

The Business Case

This publication showcases real estate developments that incorporate resilient design measures and provide positive financial, operational, and other business outcomes. This report includes briefs explaining the motivations of developers and property owners to protect buildings and sites against climate-related threats, their resilience strategies, their design and development processes, and the performance of their projects.

Alabama

FORTIFIED Home Building Standards

FORTIFIED Home Building Standards

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Brock Environmental Center

Brock Environmental Center

Community facility, Grade elevation & access, Impact-resistant & hardened materials, Renewable & distributed energy, Water harvesting & recycling
Lancaster, California

KB Homes Double ZeroHouse

KB Homes Double ZeroHouse

Residential, Native plants & trees, Renewable & distributed energy, Water harvesting & recycling
Tucson, Arizona

ENR2

ENR2

Academic, Backup power, Elevated mechanicals, Green infrastructure & landscape features, Renewable & distributed energy, Water harvesting & recycling
San Antonio, Texas

The Residences at La Cantera

The Residences at La Cantera

Master planned community, Efficient fixtures or irrigation, Monitoring systems, Native plants & trees, Rainwater cistern, Water harvesting & recycling
Nashville, Tennessee

Gaylord Opryland / Grand Ole Opry

Gaylord Opryland / Grand Ole Opry

Resort, Flood walls
South Florida

South Florida Resort

South Florida Resort

Resort, Elevated mechanicals, Impact-resistant & hardened materials, Renewable & distributed energy, Water harvesting & recycling
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

Resort, Native plants & trees, Renewable & distributed energy
Miami, Florida

1450 Brickell

1450 Brickell

Mixed use, Grade elevation & access, Impact-resistant & hardened materials
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Queens, New York

Arverne by the Sea

Arverne by the Sea

Master planned community, Mixed use, Transit-oriented development, Grade elevation & access, Green infrastructure & landscape features, Impact-resistant & hardened materials
Boston, Massachusetts

6 New Street

6 New Street

Mixed use, Elevated mechanicals, Grade elevation & access, Native plants & trees
San Francisco, California

Building Occupancy Resumption Program

Building Occupancy Resumption Program

Boston, Massachusetts

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Medical institution, Bioretention swales, Elevated mechanicals, Grade elevation & access, Green infrastructure & landscape features, Green roofs, Natural drainage system, Renewable & distributed energy