Case studies

The Brock Environmental Center: A Pinnacle of Sustainability—and Resilience

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015

When Hurricane Joaquin affected the East Coast the first week of October, the two wind turbines generated nearly a month’s worth of electricity in just five days.

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How to Make a Hospital Resilient: A Tour of Spaulding Rehab

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015

Spaulding Rehab hospital in Charlestown, MA is designed and built to provide for sheltering in place. A key part of this strategy is the inclusion of screened, operable windows in patient rooms, lounges, offices, and other spaces.

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The Most Resilient House in North America

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015

When his house burned down in 2012, Alain Hamel he set out to build a home that would keep his family safe no matter what nature threw at it.

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A Dramatic Resiliency Plan to Transform New York City: The BIG U Moves Forward

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014

The first portion of the project was approved by HUD in mid-October, 2014 for $335 million.

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New Public Safety Building in Salt Lake City a Model of Resilience

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014

The Salt Lake City Public Safety Building is designed to maintain functionality during and following the most severe earthquake foreseen.

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