Resilient Design

In December 2005 an editorial in Environmental Building News introduced the concept of “passive survivability,” or a building’s ability to maintain critical life-support conditions if services such as power, heating fuel, or water are lost, and suggested that it should become a standard design criterion for houses, apartment buildings, schools, and certain other building types
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Asking the Right Questions About Sustainable Materials - Are there any sustainable materials? What does that even mean?

Asking the Right Questions About Sustainable Materials - Are there any sustainable materials? What does that even mean?

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Passive Survivability: A New Design Criterion for Buildings - In this article we examine the concept of passive survivability in greater detail and address some specific strategies that can be employed in adopting this design criterion for buildings.

Passive Survivability: A New Design Criterion for Buildings - In this article we examine the concept of passive survivability in greater detail and address some specific strategies that can be employed in adopting this design criterion for buildings.

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Resilient Communities - Throughout this resilient design series, I'm covering how our homes and communities can continue to function in the event of extended power outages, interruptions in heating fuel, or shortages of water. Resilient design is a life-safety issue that is critical for the security and wellbeing of families in a future of climate uncertainty.

Resilient Communities - Throughout this resilient design series, I'm covering how our homes and communities can continue to function in the event of extended power outages, interruptions in heating fuel, or shortages of water. Resilient design is a life-safety issue that is critical for the security and wellbeing of families in a future of climate uncertainty.

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Could Resilience Become the New Green? - How resilient design could advance green building more quickly than our current focus on sustainability.

Could Resilience Become the New Green? - How resilient design could advance green building more quickly than our current focus on sustainability.

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Green Buildings Should Bounce Back, Says Resilience Report - Does climate adaptation mean we're giving up the fight against global warming? No, says USGBC: resilience and green building go hand in hand.

Green Buildings Should Bounce Back, Says Resilience Report - Does climate adaptation mean we're giving up the fight against global warming? No, says USGBC: resilience and green building go hand in hand.

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Warm Globally, Flood Locally: Water Crises Loom for U.S. Cities - NRDC brings global warming home to millions of Americans with a look at local dangers related to water.

Warm Globally, Flood Locally: Water Crises Loom for U.S. Cities - NRDC brings global warming home to millions of Americans with a look at local dangers related to water.

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Gas Lines Point to a Need for Resilience—Hurricane Sandy demonstrated the vulnerability of our dependence on automobiles; we need to become a lot more resilient.

Gas Lines Point to a Need for Resilience—Hurricane Sandy demonstrated the vulnerability of our dependence on automobiles; we need to become a lot more resilient.

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