Imagine a world where extreme weather and disasters are an inconvenience that disrupt our lives for a few days. Where after a flood, cyclone or bushfire, we clean up homes rather than watch them get cleared away.

Where thousands of Australians are employed in a thriving sustainable resilience industry – manufacturing, innovation, jobs, skills, technology, insurance, finance – driven by demand from millions of Australians strengthening their homes.

The Resilience Revolution is already happening on the ground, with everyday Australians adapting their homes, using new systems and tools, and markets are responding.

It began as an innovative scientific collaboration – measuring disaster resilience of homes and translating integrated science into Resilience Ratings.

Measurably reducing disaster risk created quantified benefit – for households, insurers, governments, banks, investors and markets. When resilience value is measurable, a new currency emerges that activates investment, priorities and systems change.

The revolution emerged from crisis – the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires and turned into a vision. Where resilient, sustainable housing is not only possible for all, but accessible, affordable and mainstream. And now it is a movement – led by households, supported by industry and governments.

The Resilience Revolution has demonstrated that measurement is the agent of change – not just for increasing the resilience of homes, but for any outcome we value – health, wellbeing, the environment or equality.

The Resilient Building Council is leading the Resilience Revolution through example, by setting a new standard for housing, measuring resilience benefits and bringing changemakers together to alter Australia’s trajectory – from one of vulnerability to opportunity.

Translating Science Into Action

Unifying scientific knowledge

Communicating practical, effective actions

Providing market mechanism to reward adaptation action

We work to unify complex and often fragmented scientific knowledge so that it is accessible and actionable. Our expert team apply decades of research, testing and practical experience into cohesive, simply communicated and freely available systems and tools.

A key innovation developed by the Resilient Building Council is quantifying resilience through the Resilience Ratings program. We have developed world-first, novel probability of building loss algorithms which enable us to identify and customise the most effective and efficient adaptation actions for households and communities.

This innovation means that we can determine which actions improve resilience and by how much.

Now everyone can benefit from knowing what to do and what the impact of their actions will be.