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2016 Set Another Global Temperature Record

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017

There has been growing concern within scientific circles that the U.S. Government, with the incoming Trump Administration, may stop collecting or releasing climate data.

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Creating a More Resilient Homestead

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017

More and more people, especially homesteaders who value independence and self-sufficiency, are working to make their homes and properties more resilient.

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My Resilient Design course at BAC starts soon

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017

The online course, Resilient Design, that I’ve been teaching once or twice a year for the past three years, starts on January 17th. It’s an eight-week, graduate-level course that addresses key topics of resilient design, including vulnerabilities to storms and other natural disasters, and strategies for enhancing the resilience of our buildings and communities. The course is entirely “asynchronous,” meaning that students can participate in the discussion forums on their own time. The readings are drawn from various sources, but mostly from the Resilient Design...

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Vulnerability of the U.S. Power Grid

Posted by on Dec 31, 2016

With adversaries’ malware in the national grid, the nation has little or no chance of withstanding a major cyberattack on the North American electrical system.

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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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