Throw out your flood-damaged possessions. And your climate models.

Throw the climate modeling out the window with your flood-damaged worldly possessions. It’s time to figure out how to adapt.

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The Morouns Tore Down A Warehouse For More Truck Parking. Really. [EDITED]

Walking from home to Corktown last night in search of food and drink with some out-of-town visitors who were eager

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If Not Now, When? Detroit Flooding Raises Questions.

Widespread flooding across Metro Detroit has left basements filled with water, backed up sewage, and has left homeowners with questions about what the state and city have been doing, if not preparing our infrastructure for climate change.

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Time-Of-Use Pricing Is Coming. Here’s How To Make Sure You’re Ready.

Time-of-use pricing is (most likely) coming to a utility near you, if it hasn’t arrived already. Here’s what you need to know.

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Durable, Illiquid, Efficient, and Thoroughly Unsexy: Building Envelopes vs. Climate Change

Building envelope retrofits aren’t very flashy. But they’re a crucial way to address the climate crisis.

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100 Corporations Produce 71% of Carbon Emissions. But Who Buys Their Products?

LIVING IN SOUTHWEST DETROIT, A STONE’S THROW FROM THE AMBASSADOR BRIDGE, I AM ACCUSTOMED to having to wipe off the

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Farewell, Arecibo: The Need For Climate-Resilient Infrastructure

The collapse of the Arecibo Radio Telescope in Puerto Rico highlights the gradual attrition of American leadership in science, and the failure of an entire generation of political leadership– in both parties- to address the increasingly grave threats of climate change.

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Climate Change Is Here, And Boy Is It Ever Expensive!

If we fail to push for market transformation oriented toward climate adaptation solutions, the market will do it on its own. Like, in a really bad way. This has the unintended consequence, however, of incentivizing better decisions about development and planning.

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New Client Who Dis

Handbuilt’s newest client is energy building guru Kevin McNeely, who works on energy audits and architectural energy consulting services around the Midwest.

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Land Hurricanes, Resilient Design, And Other Stuff To Think About

Extreme weather, like the recent derecho storm that ripped through Iowa, is exposing the fragility of the built environment. Fortunately, in thinking about how to protect ourselves, we have the ability to combine human technological ingenuity with the systems nature already built.

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