"Continuation of previous post reply - it appeared to have gotten cut off.
...resilience apply at scales of individual buildings, communities, and larger regional and ecosystem scales…”.
While much can be achieved on the…"
"I just visited the website for the Resilient Design Institute (RDI). Here is their definition of resilience:
“Resilience is the capacity to adapt to changing conditions and to maintain or regain functionality and vitality…"
"I see impeccably designed micro units as a very creative component of a deep green, possibly even sustainable lifestyle. Young, high tech career folks who want to live in a creativity enhancing, dense urban area are probable early adopters. If…"
A recent post by Michael Totten shared by Linda Wigington refers to Csikszentmihalyi's "The costs and benefits of consuming." Totten advocates morphing towards less stuff with an economy based more on excellent, useful local crafts.Could we perhaps tap DERs to help rebuild a culture of creativity and sharing of ideas, crafts and efficient sustainable home and workspace?One intersection of ideas is to transform old blighted neighborhoods with conversions of abandoned warehouses to…See More
"Houses need to breathe so air sealing is un-helathy for homes.
My lights are CFLs so I can leave them on all over the house now.
What do you mean insulation doesn't stop air leaks!!
Lowering the thermostat at night wastes energy because…"
"Great delivery of a vital message. Too bad it's not a full DER. With more insulation than his R29 in attic could be more of an energy plus home. That would yield a longer impact and less net carbon because the insulation lasts longer than PV…"
"Welcome to the 1000 Home Challenge group, David. As the project moves out from the pilot phase, much of interest will emerge! At any time, send me nominations for the Resources section of the group's page."
Linda Wigington distinguished between deep retrofits & deep energy reductions, thus expanding the range of strategies & tactics from which we might propose when engaging with people, the ones who choose.See More
Project Management and process improvement for energy services companies
Deep Energy Retrofits - the whole emerging story: science, results, approaches, non-energy benefits, risks, smaller footprints, creative multi-family, and project stories.
Workshops on building science and Occupant involvement education - especially related to appliance use
Collaboration for new forms of community energy solutions
Welcome to the 1000 Home Challenge group, David. As the project moves out from the pilot phase, much of interest will emerge! At any time, send me nominations for the Resources section of the group's page.
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