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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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Views on resilient design by some leading architects

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015

There’s a nice discussion about resilient design in Metal Architecture magazine that was just posted. It features Robin Guenther, FAIA of Perkins + Will; Greg Mella, FAIA of SmithGroup; Robin Minnery, the new staff leader on resilience issues at the American Institute of Architects; Jeffrey Dugan, AIA of Dattner Architects; and myself. Along with providing useful overviews of resilient design and how it differs by location and  building type, we even get into how metal affects the resilience of a building—it is a magazine on metal buildings, after all! (I noted that metal is...

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How to Make a Hospital Resilient: A Tour of Spaulding Rehab

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015

Spaulding Rehab hospital in Charlestown, MA is designed and built to provide for sheltering in place. A key part of this strategy is the inclusion of screened, operable windows in patient rooms, lounges, offices, and other spaces.

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The Most Resilient House in North America

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015

When his house burned down in 2012, Alain Hamel he set out to build a home that would keep his family safe no matter what nature threw at it.

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