In an Energy Central article, Navigant Research explains how building for resiliency can provide long-term savings
Recent extreme weather resulting from climate change has cost billions of dollars in damages around the world. As natural disasters increase in frequency and severity, building for resiliency can reduce long-term costs and possible destruction from extreme weather events.
In an Energy Central article, Krystal Maxwell, senior research analyst at Navigant Research, discussed the benefits of building for natural disaster resiliency and how to increase the number of resilient buildings.
She explained how a proactive stance against disaster can benefit cities, including reduced destruction, resiliency for property, and long-term cost savings.
“By incorporating one or more solutions for resiliency, long-term savings can be realized,” Maxwell said. “The need for building resilience and the benefits associated with this practice present an argument that is difficult to ignore in our changing climate.”