The number of points that a project earns determines the certification level it receives.
|RELi Certified||300-349 points earned|
|RELi Silver||350-449 points earned|
|RELi Gold||450-599 points earned|
|RELi Platinum||600+ points earned|
RELi pilot registration is now open for new construction projects that want to design for resiliency and incorporate cutting edge resiliency practices and strategies into the design and construction of their buildings. In order to pursue RELi pilot certification, projects must also register for LEED certification. The dual submittal is efficient given the nearly 25% overlap of LEED credits in RELi.
|Silver, Gold, and Platinum Level USGBC Members||Organizational or Non-Members|
|Certification||Contact GBCI||Contact GBCI|
Registration fees must be paid at the time of registration. Certification fees are calculated on a per-project basis; contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.
Guide to Certification
The RELi Certification Guide outlining the certification process can be downloaded here. If you are looking for more information about the necessary requirements and credits, you can also download the RELi Rating System for free.
RELi was developed to elevate the importance of resilient design in communities, buildings and infrastructure. RELi can help identify and reduce the risk of damage to projects in the event of a natural disaster or other crisis. RELi assumes local and/or national emergency response within approximately four days after the occurrence of a major event. The RELi Rating System is not intended to provide design guidelines for indefinite project operation.
RELi & LEED
The RELi rating system is a comprehensive, integrated system and its foundation includes the work of LEED, ASHRAE, Fortified, Envision and REDi. In response to the demand for more resilient buildings and communities, RELi was developed by the Institute for Market Transformation to Sustainability in 2012. In 2017, USGBC, a long-time advocate of resilient design and developer of the LEED Resilience Pilot Credits, announced its formal adoption and revision of RELi. USGBC convened a RELi Steering Committee in 2018, which formalized the next version of the rating system, RELi 2.0. GBCI administers RELi and provides the review and certification for all RELi projects.
RELi and LEED complement and overlap with each other. LEED credits and requirements count toward partial or complete fulfillment of six RELi requirements and earn approximately 20 percent of the points toward RELi certification. Projects seeking to be recognized for innovative design above and beyond RELi may take advantage of the LEED Pilot Credits while applying for LEED certification. The Resilience Pilot Credits have been harmonized with RELi, further closing the gap between today’s need for resilience and tomorrow’s need for sustainability.
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