Posts Tagged "Power interruption"

A novel product to protect water heaters and other equipment from flood damage

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015

Little Falls, New Jersey resident Sean Mathews has developed a low-cost solution for protecting equipment from flood damage, and he wants to see more homeowners have access to it.

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An excellent article on the subsidies that support growing cotton in Arizona

Posted by on May 28, 2015

To understand how federal policies that support the woefully unsustainable cotton farming in the Arizona desert, take a look at this ProPublica article, Holy Crop: How Federal Dollars are Financing the Water Crisis in the West, by Abrahm Lustgarten and Naveena Sadasivam. Four years ago, when I took a sabbatical from BuildingGreen to focus on launching the Resilient Design Institute, I started that sabbatical with a six-week bicycle trip through the Southwest—from San Diego to Houston. (I posted blogs from that trip on my personal website.) One goal of the bike trip was to spend time...

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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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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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