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How Smart, Efficient, Sustainable Systems Lead to Improved Resilience

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Course Length: 3 hours

This course provides a descriptive summary of the concept of resilience in the built environment and how sustainability, efficiency, and smart technology can help improve resilience. The concept of resilience in the context of the built environment applies to both manmade (e.g., terrorism) and natural (e.g., weather) events as they influence the infrastructure and systems that our society is built around. In this respect, we can define resilience as the capacity of the built environment (such as buildings, transportation, and energy and water distribution systems), as well as the communities and individuals within, to survive, adapt, and grow when subject to chronic stress or acute shocks. The course concludes by looking at future trends and technologies that will soon (or may reasonably in the near future) enter the market and of which the attendee should be aware.

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Course Instructor

Tom Lawrence, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, LEED® AP

Dru Crawley, Ph.D., AIA, Fellow ASHRAE, BEMP

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All courses and webinars are available for Chapter and In-Company Programs. They may be periodically scheduled for the Winter and/or Annual Conference Education Programs, as well as the Online Courses Series.

Chapters or Companies: Contact Karen Murray, Manager of Professional Development ( or 678-539-1146), to schedule an ALI seminar, course, or webinar at your organization or event.

Availability: Check the various offerings listed under Professional Development > All Instructor-Led Training to see if this course is being offered at an upcoming event or as a webinar.