In May 2017, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) launched a new briefing series, Building Resilient and Secure Infrastructure.

Both Republicans and Democrats agree that massive investments are urgently needed to refurbish and update America's critical infrastructure—public buildings, roads, bridges, airports, seaports, transit lines, power lines, and water pipes. In an era of increasing potential for disruptive events that threaten U.S. energy security and the physical safety of our citizens, infrastructure preparedness requires a strong partnership among our many levels of government. This is an opportunity to adopt best practices that will ensure our infrastructure lasts well into the future.

In this series of Capitol Hill briefings, EESI and NASEO have presented examples of best practices from states and cities across the country and invited policymakers and stakeholders to learn about what's working; solutions that can be replicated; and how the goals of long-term reliability and resilience will help ensure economic resilience, public health and safety, national security, fiscal responsibility, jobs, quality of life, and U.S. competitiveness.

Hidden in Plain Sight? Why Resilient Buildings Are Critical U.S. Infrastructure
Building Climate Resilience in the Real Estate Sector
Lessons in Resilience from America’s Coastal Communities
How Can Cities Become More Resilient to Extreme Weather?
The National Security Implications of Climate Change
Energy Emergency Preparedness: A Critical Federal-State-Private Sector Partnership
Investing in U.S. Infrastructure for Maximum Dividends