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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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Hot day in Vermont

Posted by on Nov 7, 2015

How could climate scientists be so confident, In 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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My Resilient Design Course at BAC starts next week

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015

For the past several years, I’ve been teaching the online course, Resilient Design, through Boston Architectural College (BAC). The eight-week course runs from October 26 through December 18, 2015 and is limited to 15 students. It’s a great opportunity to dig into the issues of resilience at both a building scale and a community scale and to participate in in-depth online discussions. The course is offered through BAC’s Sustainable Design Institute and earns 1.5 credits that can be used towards a Masters in Design Studies or simply taken as continuing education. Here’s the course...

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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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