Design decisions for buildings and communities are critical to efforts to increase local and regional resiliency. Building designers — of residential, institutional, and commercial structures — should strive to incorporate passive and active survivability concepts into new and renovated structures.
Community planners and developers need to incorporate concepts that increase the capacity to maintain transportation flow, strategies to handle water management, and infrastructure approaches that will withstand a variety of risks.
“Resilience” has become a recurring theme, not only in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but also in the way that we tackle climate change and sustainable development, points out recent XMNR alum Garrett Davidson in his post about Resilient Virginia.
Resilient Virginia invites Annual Sponsors to write guest articles for the newsletter and website. We thank Clark Nexsen, a Community Leader Annual Sponsor, for giving permission to reprint an article by Graduate Fellow, Zane Havens.
Annette Osso, now the managing director of Resilient Virginia, first delved into energy projects in the 1970s. Reprinted with permission from Energy News Network RICHMOND,
Architectural designer Mert Kansu reviews the 2019 Resilient Virginia Conference for World Architecture Community.
The inaugural Virginia Clean Energy Summit is set for Tuesday, September 17 at the Richmond Convention Center. Clean energy technologies, policies, and business practices that are transforming Virginia’s energy landscape — today — will be demonstrated and discussed.
Resilient Virginia Is Involved With These Spring Events: Building Sustainability Conference, April 25, 2019; and the Arlington Home Show and Resiliency Workshop, April 27, 2019.