The U.S. Green Build Council (USBGC) first released the Climate Resilience Screening Tool in 2013 as a complement to the LEED v2009 suite of rating systems. Initially, the tool provided a framework to identify climate sensitives and and "prioritized opportunities to promote resilience through green building."

Evan Bowechop takes a look at the free resilience screening tool for the most current version of LEED , known as LEED v4:

Through this downloadable and flexible spreadsheet-based tool, project teams pursuing LEED v4 for BD+C, ID+C, O+M, ND, or Homes can identify an array of credits that are either sensitive to changing climate conditions or that provide opportunity for climate adaptation (or both).

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