Resilience Resources

Community Resilience  Benchmarks®

Community Resilience Benchmarks® (CRB™s) provide communities with criteria to monitor their resilience and identify strategies to improve.

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Reports, Studies and Guidance

Moving the resilience dialogue forward, making the case for resilience investments and providing strategies for success.

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Resilience News from ANCR™

ANCR is actively engaged in advancing community resilience. See our latest activities.

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Why the Business Community Should Support Community Resilience & ANCR

The business community has exhibited strong leadership in helping impacted communities recover from disasters. However, it is becoming increasingly obvious that responding to disasters after the fact is not a sustainable strategy—too many lives are impacted, funding is tight and response capacity is limited. Planning, funding and action must shift to support the implementation of mitigation strategies ahead of the disaster, reducing communities’ risks.

May 24, 2022

New Guide on Using Community Resilience Benchmarks with the NIST Community Resilience Planning Guide

ANCR has released “Using the ANCR Community Resilience Benchmarks with the NIST Community Resilience Planning Guide. “

November 10, 2020

Code Council Issues White Paper on Resilience and Wildland Fire

The International Code Council has released a timely whitepaper, “How Wildland-Urban Interface Codes Support Community Resilience.” This is the third white paper in a series examining the contributions of codes to community resilience.

November 6, 2020

The Important Role of Energy Codes in Achieving Resilience

Code Council issues white paper on role of energy codes in advancing resilience.

November 9, 2019
IBC and Resilience

Resilience Contributions of the International Building Code

International Code Council Issues White Paper on “Resilience Contributions of the International Building Code”

October 24, 2019

Housing Benchmark

At the International Code Council’s Annual Conference, the Alliance for National and Community Resilience (ANCR) announced the release of its housing benchmark. The housing benchmark addresses the availability of affordable housing, the quality of housing, the availability of shelter and continuity planning in the event of a disaster.

October 22, 2019

Buildings Benchmark

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.

January 24, 2019
NIBS Mitigation Saves

Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves

The Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2018 Interim Report from the National Institute of Building Sciences highlights the significant savings that result from implementing mitigation strategies in terms of safety, and the prevention of property loss and disruption of day-to-day life.

January 9, 2019

Building Community Resilience Through Modern Model Building Codes

The International Code Council and the Alliance for National and Community Resilience (ANCR) released a new publication on resilience, Building Community Resilience through Modern Model Building Codes. Intended for use by policymakers and government administrators, this unique publication is an approachable compendium of information, graphics, photos and statistics related to community resilience and the building codes.

December 14, 2018