Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience

Upcoming Webinar Series:
Weathering Change: Local Solutions for Strong Communities

Resilient Design: Transitioning to the New Built Environment

Antioch University New England United States Environmental Protection Agency

Thursday, October 16, 2014
12:00 – 1:15 PM EST

AICP Credit Pending

Alex WilsonPresenter: Alex Wilson, Founder, BuildingGreen Inc. and Resilient Design Institute
Moderator: Cynthia Greene, Manager, Energy and Climate Unit, U.S. EPA New EnglandRegisterNow

What happens if there is an extended power outage? How can you ensure that buildings have access to electricity? Are you interested in learning about flood-proofing strategies?

In this webinar, Alex Wilson will provide context for why we need to be considering resilience in looking at the built environment during the coming decades. He will give an overview of practical measures that can be implemented today to create more resilient buildings and communities. These measures include:

  • improvements to the energy performance of building envelopes (ensuring that buildings will maintain habitable temperatures if they lose power)
  • flood-proofing strategies
  • enhancing wind resistance
  • providing access to water, and
  • providing access to some electricity in the event of an extended power outage

This webinar kicks off the series, Weathering Change: Local Solutions for Strong Communities, presented by Antioch University New England, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Contact Christa Daniels, AICP for questions at

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Resilient communities that safeguard public health, welfare, and quality of life.


Strengthen communities to prepare, respond and recover in the face of climate impacts and other disruptions through collaborative, innovative solutions.

Antioch’s Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience delivers applied research, consulting, and education and training.  Our approach is solutions oriented, pragmatic, participatory, and inclusive and is based on change leadership best practices and systems thinking.  We focus on stakeholder capacity building at the local scale (watershed, municipal, county, region) of preparedness and resilience nationally and internationally, with an explicit awareness of social and climate justice.


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