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Putting “Thermal Resilience” in the LEED Pilot Credits to the Test

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016

With this test, we want to get something out there so that experts could weigh in in this key aspect of resilience.

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2015 the Warmest Year on Record by a Large Margin

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016

Not only was 2015 the warmest year on record, but the margin of that record over the previous warmest (2014) was the largest ever.

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GreenBiz on Resilience and the Future of Building Design

Posted by on Dec 29, 2015

GreenBiz, which for years has reported on the intersection between business and the environment, posted an article today making the case that resilience will be an important driver of building design in the years ahead. The article, How Resilience Will Shape the Future of Building Design, by Molly Miller, uses the recent release of the LEED pilot credits on resilient design as evidence that resilience will be a major influence on building design over the coming years. Definitely worth a read. And best wishes for the New Year. -Alex...

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Making Multifamily Affordable Housing More Resilient

Posted by on Dec 10, 2015

We all know that it’s more challenging to make existing buildings energy efficient or resilient than it is to achieve those goals with new construction. Because of the preponderance of existing buildings, though, this is where the heavy lifting needs to happen. A large majority of our existing buildings in the U.S. will still be occupied in 50 years. It is also well-known that when it comes to natural disasters and other disturbances, the greatest impacts often befall those least able to afford the needed fixes. This became abundantly clear in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in New York...

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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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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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