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Resilient by Design: Envisioning a More Resilient San Francisco Bay Area

Posted by on Jan 19, 2018

The Resilient By Design competition was modeled after the Rebuild By Design competition that was held in the New York City area following Superstorm Sandy.

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U.S. Green Building Council Adopts the RELi Rating System

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017

“It has become clear to us that USGBC needs to accelerate our efforts to raise awareness, and increase capacity and adoption of resiliency in our built environment if we truly want to realize a sustainable future for all.” – Mahesh Ramanujam

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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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