Energy resilient buildings and communities : a practical by Brian Levite

By Brian Levite

This ebook is written as a pragmatic advisor to these attracted to the pursuit of strength resilience at a neighborhood scale. strength resilience is outlined because the relative skill of an establishment to hold out its venture in the course of a surprise to the strength process and process the concept that at the point of a unmarried website occupied through a unmarried group or establishment. Examples are drawn from 4 key neighborhood forms: army bases, healthcare campuses, academic campuses, and municipal governments. The publication then describes a framework for constructing an power resilience plan that applies to every. whereas the point of interest is obviously at the usa, knowing the power resilience danger and carrying out long-range strength resilience making plans will gain groups everywhere in the globe.

Divided into 3 major components, half One describes the categorical strength defense threats which are dealing with neighborhood associations and groups and the way an power surprise can have an effect on the venture at all of the 4 group kinds and the benefits that every will take pleasure in of their pursuit of power resilience. half presents concrete suggestions for pursuing strength resilience at a specific establishment and permits managers to evaluate the place their establishment lies at the strength resilience spectrum and plot a path towards the place they want to be. half 3 describes the 3 major components of power resilience functionality: power potency, on-site new release, and emergency making plans. Case reviews also are supplied.

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55 Though it may have attracted unwanted attention due to its situation in the middle of a high-profile storm and city, Langone is hardly alone in this hardship. 54 Hospitals and other healthcare campuses serve a vital role in our society, and each must pursue a proactive energy resilience program to ensure that they are able to reliably carry out their missions into the future. This imperative is increasingly well recognized in the industry, and in 2009 the DOE established the Hospital Energy Alliance to guide healthcare facilities through the process of becoming more energy efficient and resilient.

CLIMATE CHANGE Climate change has already produced conditions in the United States that threaten our energy security, and these conditions are likely to worsen in years to come. As we have just discussed, 16 Energy Resilient Buildings & Communities: A Practical Guide our energy infrastructure is not particularly robust, and environmental changes can disrupt the delicate balance on which it relies. ”25 This general threat can be analyzed by looking at four main effects of climate change, and their implications on our energy system: 1.

Fort Bliss has installed hundreds of PV panels, and officials there are hoping to start work soon on additional arrays that would increase output to 20 megawatts. 49 Permanence is another common (though not universal) quality of military bases that makes them well suited for energy resilience projects. The military bases we focus on in this book, including those that are the subject of case studies, are permanent, domestic bases, intended to operate into the foreseeable future. Local Energy Resilience 43 These bases are centrally managed by an organization capable of planning on a long-term time horizon, so investments can be made now toward the pursuit of future goals.

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