Resilient Design: Transitioning to the New Built Environment

This event qualifies for Pending AICP CM

Alex Wilson, Founder, BuildingGreen Inc. and Resilient Design Institute, provides context for why we need to be considering resilience in looking at the built environment during the coming decades.

Alex will give an overview of practical measures that can be implemented today to create more resilient buildings and communities. These measures 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

This webinar kicks off the series Weathering Change: Local Solutions for Strong Communities by Antioch University New England and EPA Region 1.

[AICP Credit Pending]

Speaker and Presenter Information

Presenter: Alex Wilson, Founder, BuildingGreen Inc. and Resilient Design Institute

Moderator: Cynthia Greene, Manager, Energy and Climate Unit, U.S. EPA New England 

Relevant Government Agencies

Dept of Energy, Dept of Health & Human Services, Dept of Housing & Urban Development, Dept of the Interior, EPA, NASA, State Government, County Government, City Government, Municipal Government, FEMA, Coast Guard, USAID, National Guard Association

Event Type

This event has no exhibitor/sponsor opportunities

Thu, Oct 16, 2014, 12:00pm - 1:15pm ET

Complimentary:    $ 0.00

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