Posts Tagged "Energy efficiency/Renewables"

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

Posted by on May 26, 2015

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

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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Proposing a Resilient America Service Corps

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015

Along with outdoors-focused initiatives, a Resilient America Service Corps could provide the labor needed for weatherization, installing window treatments, and carrying out deep-energy retrofits.

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Engineering Our Way Out of Global Warming: Is Climate Intervention a Global Warming Solution That Republicans Will Get Behind?

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015

I am all for carbon-capture—both the research needed to better understand it and the implementation of strategies that employ it. But albedo modification (enhanced solar reflectivity) is a different story.

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