The Resilient Building Council’s national Resilience Network of Australia’s leading climate and disaster resilience experts works with industry, government and communities to tackle one of the biggest challenges of our time – revolutionising the adaption of our homes and communities to withstand extreme weather, disasters and the effects of climate change.
How We’re Doing It
Smart, Tailored Solutions
World-first digital tools that help people understand their risk and vulnerability, providing customised actions that measurably improve property and community resilience to extreme weather and disasters. Our tools bring resilience and sustainability together so that we can adapt buildings to reduce both the cause and impacts of climate change.
The Resilient Building Council creates new systems to support effective and efficient adaptation action. Our 97-3 campaign advocates for an increase in resilience investment from 3% of disaster funding to 50% by 2025. Every dollar spent to reduce vulnerability before a disaster can save up to $11 in response and recovery costs. All governments, industries, agencies and communities can join the campaign to break the disaster cycle.
Making Resilience Accessible
We measure and certify the resilience of buildings and communities through our Resilience Ratings program which is funded by the Australian government, backed by industry and available for free. The FORTIS project provides designs, specifications, handbooks and best-practice principles for resilient, sustainable housing, resources are available for free.