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Is There a Silver Lining in the Clouds of Hurricane Irma?

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017

Passive survivability should be a design criterion for any building that is designated to serve as an emergency shelter.

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Lessons from Hurricane Harvey

Posted by on Aug 30, 2017

There will be a lot of talk over the coming months about the Houston area bouncing back. I’d rather see the City and region bounce forward. We can end up with something better in the renovation and rebuilding that occurs in the aftermath of this disaster.

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Heat Waves and How to Plan for Them

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017

While I have long been loathe to oversize heating and cooling equipment, it may make sense to plan for higher cooling loads that are resulting from climate change.

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Guest Blog: Atlanta Aims for Urban Resilience

Posted by on May 22, 2017

The I-85 bridge collapse was a major shock to an already stressed transportation system.

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Surviving the Apocalypse vs. Heading it Off

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017

The trend of the wealthy to make provisions to protect only their immediate families will ultimately fail if the only beneficiaries are themselves and not the larger society.

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Fundamentals of Resilient Design: Backup Power for Homes

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017

Living in a solar-powered, net-zero-energy house doesn’t solve the problem of being without power when the grid goes down—which can happen for any number of reasons.

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