Energy is a fundamental part of American life. The floods and hurricanes of 2017 and the winter weather of 2018 all highlight the need for buildings and communities that can withstand natural (and human-made) disasters and continue to provide critical energy needs. Changing – and extreme – environmental conditions illustrate immediate resiliency needs, including on-site production of energy. The speakers will discuss (1) resiliency in general, (2) how building design professionals can incorporate resiliency into their projects, and (3) examples of communities that are starting to incorporate resiliency into critical infrastructure (microgrids).
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BOS18-101 - AIA 1.5 LU/HSW