Alex Wilson

Fundamentals of Resilient Design: Dry Floodproofing

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 | 0 comments

Fundamentals of Resilient Design: Dry Floodproofing

While implementing various measures to keep floodwater out of a building may seem like a no-brainer, there are actually some very significant limitations and risks.

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Teaching the Duck to Fly – Timing Electrical Demand to Renewable Supply

Posted by on May 26, 2015 | 1 comment

Teaching the Duck to Fly – Timing Electrical Demand to Renewable Supply

Orienting panels to the west to catch the setting sun—at the time usage peaks—might make solar power more valuable even if less total electricity would be generated.

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Municipal Governments Working to Make Their Cities More Resilient

Posted by on May 13, 2015 | 2 comments

Municipal Governments Working to Make Their Cities More Resilient

I came away optimistic that the attendees in the room weren’t going to simply sit by and wait for action; they were going to make it happen.

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An Awesome New Tool for Mapping Coastal Flood Risk

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 | 2 comments

An Awesome New Tool for Mapping Coastal Flood Risk

In my opinion, there’s no more useful resource out there to help us understand flood hazards in coastal locations.

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Fundamentals of Resilient Design: Wet Floodproofing

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 | 0 comments

Fundamentals of Resilient Design: Wet Floodproofing

Letting floodwaters into a building is an important resilience measure, but it has to be done in a way that prevents damage.

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How California Can Model Dramatic Change

Posted by on Apr 5, 2015 | 3 comments

How California Can Model Dramatic Change

America will watch California respond to the drought, and I’m hoping that that can be a model for response to the even bigger—far bigger—challenge we all face with climate change.

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