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Efficiency-Resilience Nexus

The resources found on this page are intended to help organizations across different sectors take steps to build resilience and increase their ability to bounce back from natural disasters and other stressors. These resources can be used to minimize vulnerabilities to climate-related impacts through resilience planning, implementing new energy technologies, and decreasing energy demand in facilities.

Find sector-specific energy efficiency solutions to building resilience: Resilience Infographic
Explore how distributed energy resources are impacted by natural disasters: DER Disaster Matrix
Learn how to withstand grid outages for less: Energy Efficiency and Distributed Generation for Resilience
Learn how distributed energy resources can improve resilience: View Guide

Partner Solutions on Resilience

Allina Health: Leadership in Climate Risk Vulnerability Assessments
Allina Health leveraged a climate risk vulnerability assessment tool from the University of Minnesota and the State of Minnesota to ensure the organization is prepared for the impacts of climate change on its buildings and community.
Jonathan Rose Companies: Implementing Portfolio-Wide Resilience Assessments
Using tools and resources from peers and partners, Jonathan Rose Companies is conducting detailed property resilience assessments and incorporating recommended measures into its retrofit and capital improvements strategy. 
DWS: Site-Level Climate Risk and Resiliency Checklist Pilot
DWS created a centralized Climate Risk and Resiliency Checklist to identify strategies and improvements when an extreme weather event occurs.
The City of Rochester's Energy Roadmap for a Resilient, Vibrant, and Sustainable Community
The City of Rochester partnered with the New York Power Authority to develop and implement a replicable Energy Plan aimed at reducing municipal energy consumption by 20%, advancing renewable energy generation, and decreasing GHG.
Principal Real Estate Investors: Climate Risk Assessment
Principal Real Estate Investors engaged in a pilot climate risk assessment for one of its private equity funds.
LBA Realty: Climate Risk Assessment and Resilience Plan
LBA Realty implemented a climate risk assessment process to identify, validate, and mitigate confirmed climate risk factors for existing buildings and during the acquisition process. It allowed property teams to produce property-level resilience plans to respond to the identified risks.