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Resilient Design: Transitioning to the New Built Environment

Resilient Design: Transitioning to the New Built Environment

Alex Wilson provides context for why we need consider resilience when looking at the built environment during the coming decades. .Alex gives an overview of practical measures that can be implemented today to create more resilient buildings and communities for tomorrow.

These measures and associated case studied include:

• Improvements to the energy performance of building envelopes (ensuring that buildings will maintain habitable temperatures if they lose power)

• Flood-proofing strategies

• Enhancing wind resistance

• Providing access to water, and

• Providing access to some electricity in the event of an extended power outage

October 15th, 2014