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Guide Brief 5: Assessing Energy System Dependencies



Community Resilience Program NIST


A major aspect of characterizing the built environment is identifying key infrastructure dependencies that may exist. Some of these dependencies are obvious; others are not. This Guide Brief focuses on Step 2, understanding the built environment, and focuses on understanding dependencies from an energy system perspective. It is intended to help the collaborative planning team understand where energy is a critical dependency for other systems in the community. The Guide Brief is also useful for planners who work with building inspection departments, planners for first responders, and planners who are responsible for shelters.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 1190GB-5
Report Number


Program, C. (2016), Guide Brief 5: Assessing Energy System Dependencies, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed May 19, 2024)


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Created December 13, 2016, Updated November 10, 2018