Posts Tagged "Passive warming/cooling"

Do We Need to Shift Gears Post-Election?

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014

Rather than sitting back and waiting for the pendulum to swing back to the left, we need to find more examples of environmental gains that can be achieved in ways that deliver other benefits—in other words, that appeal not just to the left, but across the political spectrum.

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Resilient Design: Not as mainstream as we’d like

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014

As part of its monthly tracking how the architectural firms are faring, in its latest survey the American Institute of Architects queried members about their resilient design practices. Since “resilient design” is a concept that’s not yet the kind of household word that “sustainability” has become, we’re encouraged at the number of architecture shops that report having done projects that involved resilient design (about a quarter of them) — but at the same time, the numbers indicate that resilient design has a ways to go before it is a mainstream...

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New Public Safety Building in Salt Lake City a Model of Resilience

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014

The Salt Lake City Public Safety Building is designed to maintain functionality during and following the most severe earthquake foreseen.

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Architecture for Humanity

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013

Here’s word of another conference taking up the resiliency theme: On November 7-9th, 2013, your favorite humanitarian design and resiliency conference presented by Architecture for Humanity is back for another round of innovative panel discussions, workshops, Design Open Mic, and inspiring dose of industry networking. This year’s theme, Designing for a More Resilient World, will highlight the intensifying need to protect livelihood in a world which is continuously dealing with the aftereffects of issues like climate change, urbanization and population shock. Via...

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RDI’s role in two recent reports

Posted by on Aug 29, 2013

There’s a new blog from Urban Green on the reach that the NYC Buildings Resiliency Task Force report has had beyond New York City. RDI was involved with one of these new reports–for the City of Boston. You can access the Urban Green blog here, or download a PDF of the Boston report, Building Resiliency in Boston, directly. Also, if you haven’t had a chance to look at the NYC report itself, I’d encourage you to take a look at both the summary report and a more detailed report with descriptions of each of the proposals coming out of the Task Force. You can view or...

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