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Icebox or Oven? What Happens to Interior Temperatures When the Power Goes Out

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 19, 2013 01:01 AM
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by Alex Wilson last modified Jun 18, 2013

Author name:  Alex Wilson Blog Category:  Energy Solutions   If buildings lose power or heating fuel, how hot is too hot and how cold is too cold? An elderly woman in New York City trying to keep cool without air conditioning—though with an electric fan. Photo Credit: David Goodman - from the Buildings Resiliency Task Force Report Over the past five months, the New York City Buildings Resiliency Task Force has been working to figure out how to make buildings in the City more resilient . The Task Force, which was created at the request of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and facilitated by Urban Green , the U.S. Green Building Council Chapter in New York City, issued its recommendations on June 13, 2013. The Task Force included about 200 people organized into four building-type committees (Commercial Buildings, Multi-family Residential Buildings, Critical Buildings, and 1-, 2- and 3-Family Homes and three Working Groups (Structure, Façade, and Interiors; Electrical and IT; along with HVACR, Plumbing and Fire Protection). I participated in several meetings as an at-large member of the Task Force read more






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