Author: Fabio Silva

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The Future of High-Performance Buildings

In January, the White House launched the National Building Performance Standards Coalition, a groundbreaking initiative to increase energy efficiency in existing buildings and improve communities. “New federal actions today, in tandem with close state and local coordination, will accelerate progress towards reducing buildings emissions at all levels of government,” read a White House statement announcing… Read more »

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The Future of Resilience & Sustainability

Content used with permission from WIRED Magazine. In 2012, as Hurricane Sandy battered the east coast, Diane Hellriegel made the most difficult decision of her life—to abandon her home in Breezy Point, New York. “My father built that house,” she says. “It was heartbreaking. I didn’t know what I was going to do.” In the… Read more »

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Designing a Coastal City

Content used with permission from WIRED Magazine. Robin Seidel, an architect working to save Boston from rising seawater, survived her first flood as a child. “I was nine years old when the police knocked on our door, telling us to evacuate because the Susquehanna River was breaching its banks,” she recalls. “I was scared. We… Read more »

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