Often the first question asked when it comes to resilient design strategies is, how much will they cost?

 

Setting aside the potentially catastrophic cost of not being resilient, the answer may be less than expected. In fact, a study by the National Institute of Building Science found that every $1 spent on disaster preparedness saves society $4 in the long run. 

 

Because everyday resiliency fulfills two functions at once — it provides for essential business functions, even as it safeguards against a potentially catastrophic event — private companies and commercial developers are finding out how resilient design can pay for itself.

Read the articles above for more on the financial implications of resiliency.