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RDI mentioned in editorial in North Carolina newspaper

Posted by on Nov 19, 2018

“When we build and rebuild, the standards need to be higher and the designs smarter.”

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The LEED Pilot Credits on Resilient Design Are Back Up!

Posted by on Nov 14, 2018

It is possible, once again, to specifically address resilience in LEED project certifications.

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RDI’s Tiny House Village Design Charrette

Posted by on Sep 25, 2018

On 6/25/2018, we held a design charrette to explore what are optimal designs for building cold-climate resilient sleeping pods with a central common building in a tiny house village?

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Why Tiny House Villages, and Why Now?

Posted by on Sep 18, 2018

The tiny house movement and tiny village model provide a new, modular option for people from a wide range of backgrounds to consider, and a new way to plan clustered development.

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Nice article on passive survivability

Posted by on Sep 6, 2018

“Resilience in the face of weather events and power outages could shape up as the cutting edge of performance building.” – Charlie Wardell

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“Ready for Anything” article in Custom Builder

Posted by on May 17, 2018

Custom Builder Magazine’s current issue has a good overview of resilience measures that can be incorporated into new custom homes. The article, “Ready for Anything,” describes how a half-dozen builders are addressing resilient design in their respective climates. Near the end of the article, my own system that allows me to draw power from our rooftop solar array during a power outage isn’t described quite right—but the basic concept is correct. If the electric grid is down and it’s sunny out, I’m able to manually disconnect from the grid, and my TL...

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