Core Components

Resilience Hubs are like snowflakes, no two are alike. The guidance documents on this site are intended to provide a frame for developing a Resilience Hub but each community will have different sets of goals and priorities for all three resilience modes. 

Three Options for Resilience Hubs


These are sites that meet the minimum criteria for being a Resilience Hub including: strong community support and leadership, a site that is well-trusted, a building or set of buildings, resilient energy systems, resilient communications systems, and base programming and services that have been identified by the community. The site will provide community benefit in all three resilience modes. 


Optimal Resilience Hubs will meet all the minimum criteria set for the Base Hub but will also incorporate a range of expanded services and resilience-enhancing retrofits. Optimal Hub criteria should be co-developed with the community and will often include items like water capture and filtration onsite, air filtration, solar with battery backup, and community gardens. 


Ideally Resilience Hubs will have (and meet) ambitious goals that provide community benefits year-round. The criteria for ideal Hubs should be co-developed with community members and partners and can include ambitious goals such having greywater reuse onsite, biophilic design standards, net zero energy, or having community solar benefits for the surrounding community.

Five Resilience Areas


Offering additional services and programs that build relationships, promote community preparedness, and improve residents’ health and well-being.


Strengthening the resilience of the facility to ensure that it meets operational goals in all conditions.


Ensuring reliable backup power to the facility during a hazard while also improving the cost-effectiveness and sustainability of operations in all three operating modes.


Ensuring the ability to communicate within and outside the service area year-around and especially during disruptions and throughout recovery.


Ensuring personnel and processes are in place to operate the facility in all three modes. 

Case Studies


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