The Community Resilience Benchmarks™ System
All communities carry out the same essential functions; what differentiates them is the manner and effectiveness with which these functions are performed. The Community Resilience Benchmarks (CRB™s) system allows cities to evaluate their resilience within and across these functions and chart a path towards increased resilience.
The Benchmarks are developed through a robust consensus-based process, engaging subject matter experts. Learn more about the development process. Let us know if you want to participate in Benchmark development.
The Buildings Benchmark covers all occupiable structures in a community including new and existing buildings and both residential and commercial. Buildings are a key link in the community chain, providing support services to other functions.
The availability of and access to housing, before, during and after a disaster allows a community to support not only the shelter of its residents, but also businesses, education, healthcare and culture. The Housing Benchmark focuses on the provision of housing to meet the community’s needs when it most needs them.
The Water Benchmark is currently under development to include potable water, wastewater and stormwater. Additional Benchmarks will be developed in the future.