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LEED Pilot Credits on Resilient Design Adopted!

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015

With the approval of these credits, there is now a mechanism in place for specifying in a building project that a broad array of resilience features will be addressed.

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Hot day in Vermont

Posted by on Nov 7, 2015

How could climate scientists be so confident, I wondered, in predicting that 2015 would be the warmest year on record, since we were only three-quarters through the year?

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It’s Not Easy Eating Only Local Food

Posted by on Oct 7, 2015

A more resilient food system has more distributed food production, with greater availability of locally grown and locally processed foods.

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A novel product to protect water heaters and other equipment from flood damage

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015

Little Falls, New Jersey resident Sean Mathews has developed a low-cost solution for protecting equipment from flood damage, and he wants to see more homeowners have access to it.

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In an Age of Climate Change, Passive Cooling Won’t be Enough

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015

We should continue to strive for buildings that don’t require mechanical cooling—which usually means starting with an exceptionally well-insulated building envelope—but we need to be realistic also by providing for mechanical cooling.

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Fundamentals of Resilient Design: Dry Floodproofing

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015

While implementing various measures to keep floodwater out of a building may seem like a no-brainer, there are actually some very significant limitations and risks.

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