Rebuilding for resilience — lessons from Puerto Rico and beyond

June 27, 2018 by  
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Over the course of just a few hours, Hurricane Maria exposed how fragile Puerto Rico is. Years of underinvestment in infrastructure and the recent financial crisis let the island languish, making the devastation far worse than it would have been otherwise. The storm caused the island’s entire electric grid to fail, its network of roads and highways to be disrupted, and access to clean drinking water lost. With no shortage of ideas on how to rebuild using better, stronger and cleaner technologies, who decides what gets built? How will it all be financed?

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VERGE Talk: Seeing is believing — visualizing solutions to Hawaii’s energy challenges

June 27, 2018 by  
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One of the top data visualization experts in the country demonstrates what happens when you take Hawaii’s expansive energy data sets and present them simply and elegantly to help the state’s commissioners and policymakers make more informed decisions about models to achieve its clean energy goals.

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VERGE Accelerate: Transit X

June 27, 2018 by  
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This fast-paced start-up competition provides entrepreneurs in energy, transportation, buildings, water and cybersecurity the opportunity to pitch to the VERGE audience. Industry experts provide commentary and audience votes determine the winner.

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VERGE Accelerate: VH Hydroponics

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This fast-paced start-up competition provides entrepreneurs in energy, transportation, buildings, water and cybersecurity the opportunity to pitch to the VERGE audience. Industry experts provide commentary and audience votes determine the winner.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The benefits of structural insulated panels

November 24, 2015 by  
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The demand for better-built homes continues to rise as codes get stronger and homeowners realize the many benefits of a high performance home. Never before have so many construction methods been available to homeowners. One of the most comprehensive building solutions includes Structural Insulated Panels , or SIPs. As one of the few building methods that solve multiple building needs all by themselves, SIPs are very energy-efficient , produce less waste and increase the speed in which a home can be built. Point Zero High Performance Homes created the following infographic to help illustrate the major benefits of SIP-built homes. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: The benefits of structural insulated panels

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