Posts Tagged "Power interruption"

Resilience on the Home Front – Creating a Farm

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014

Two years ago, when I launched the Resilient Design Institute, was a time of transition. I was pulling back from BuildingGreen, the company that I had started in 1985, and my wife, Jerelyn, and I had just bought an old Vermont farm a third of a mile down the road from where we had lived for 30 years. We were beginning what would be a long process of figuring out what to do with the house and property. Indeed, the house planning, design, and reconstruction was a major undertaking. After having written about energy efficiency, renewable energy, and green building for more than 35 years, there...

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Resilience as Means of Mitigating Climate Change

Posted by on May 5, 2014

Resilience can be a motivation for taking actions that will not only make us and our families safer, but also help to mitigate climate change.

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North Adams, Massachusetts and the Need for Resilience

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014

In the past week, the city has suffered two major blows, plus a minor one.

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Creating a More Resilient Power Grid

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013

The role of electrical storage in managing the output from wind and solar systems is important and will grow in significance as the percentage of our electricity supplied by renewables grows.

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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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