ASTM International’s sustainability committee (E60) is developing a new standard guide that seeks to define general principles of resilience.
“This guide is intended to be a primer for the creation of other standards that address more specifically the resilience of individual systems and products,” says ASTM International member Michael Schmeida. “It could also serve as a guide for designers, manufacturers, or others in the creation of new, more resilient products, and buildings.”
According to Schmeida, resilience and sustainability go hand-in-hand. “Resilient structures, systems, products, and so on contribute to more sustainable solutions as they especially help reduce the need to utilize resources in the future,” he says.
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