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RDI featured in latest issue of Green Building & Design

Posted by on Jul 1, 2016

The July-August issue of the magazine Green Building & Design has a heavy focus on resilience. This link to the online edition will take you to the issue; the resilience feature starts on page 55, and I’m featured starting on page 62.

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U.S. Green Building Council Establishing a Resilience Working Group

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016

USGBC members have until June 30th to apply for membership on the Resilience Working Group

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Guest Blog: India Needs Community-Scale Approaches to Building Resilience and Reliability

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016

During a visit to India in early 2016, I noticed that the way people dealt with interruptions had changed but that they were not any closer to having a continuous 24/7 supply of water and electricity.

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A Bold Idea for Addressing Sea Level Rise

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016

On Church Street, starting in July 1868, using more than 150,000 cubic yards of fill, the City of Boston elevated 296 brick buildings by as much as 14 feet; the work was virtually completed by October 1869—ahead of schedule and under budget.

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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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