Posts Tagged "climate change"

Hot day in Vermont

Posted by on Nov 7, 2015

How could climate scientists be so confident, I 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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In an Age of Climate Change, Passive Cooling Won’t be Enough

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015

We should continue to strive for buildings that don’t require mechanical cooling—which usually means starting with an exceptionally well-insulated building envelope—but we need to be realistic also by providing for mechanical cooling.

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Municipal Governments Working to Make Their Cities More Resilient

Posted by on May 13, 2015

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

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

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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