Posts Tagged "Passive Survivability"

Is There a Silver Lining in the Clouds of Hurricane Irma?

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017

Passive survivability should be a design criterion for any building that is designated to serve as an emergency shelter.

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Special issue of BRI on Overheating in Buildings

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017

When I was at the PLEA 2017 Conference (Passive Low-Energy Architecture) in Scotland a few weeks ago, I learned that the contents of a special issue of the journal, Building Research & Information on Overheating in Buildings are available free through the end of July. BRI is a peer-reviewed, technical journal, and access to BRI’s articles is usually quite pricey. There is a wealth of good information in the technical papers available in this issue—though be forewarned that they are quite technical. The issue of maintaining habitable temperatures in buildings is one of the key...

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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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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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