NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, April 10: Buildings Designed To Weather Climate Change; Tidal,Wave, And Other Ocean Energies In 2017; The Future Of U.S. Offshore Wind

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    Tuesday, April 10, 2018

    QUICK NEWS, April 10: Buildings Designed To Weather Climate Change; Tidal,Wave, And Other Ocean Energies In 2017; The Future Of U.S. Offshore Wind

    Buildings Designed To Weather Climate Change How can architects design facades for the age of climate change?

    Jonathan Hilburg, April 9, 2018 (The Architects Newspaper)

    “Taking environmental stresses into account when designing a building is typical, but rising tides, heat waves, extreme winds and other climate change-driven conditions present new challenges to building envelopes…[Yan Chu of Adamson Associates facade and mechanical system designs are now based on current climatic data but climate change requires] a more fundamental rethinking…[But climate change is going to create] a whole new level of weather conditions…There is a whole sector of the design community trying to address resiliency and survivability…[That should be folded] into the design process…[The passive house strategy is] a holistic way of thinking of design…[Designing for the most recent codes will not meet the need of the next code. The biggest challenge is how to create incentives for] buildings owners, occupants, and designers to address climate change without depending on the building code…” click here for more

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    Tidal,Wave, And Other Ocean Energies In 2017 Report highlights ocean energy activities in 2017

    Elizabeth Ingram, March 22, 2018 (HydroWorld)

    “…[G]lobal installed ocean energy power compared with the previous year, surpassing 25 MW. Tidal current deployments increased to more than 17 MW and wave energy deployments reached 8 MW. The remainder of the capacity comes from ocean thermal energy conversion and salinity gradient…[a just-released annual review of the industry includes] waves, tidal range, tidal currents, ocean currents, ocean thermal energy conversion and salinity gradients…[It details achievements and progress in many key tasks for the industry, including three that have been completed. Two new tasks were initiated] in 2017: establishing a common international stage gate metrics framework to be used by technology developers, investors and funders, and validating numerical tools for tidal energy…[The report also highlights progress in] Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, the European Commission, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Monaco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the U.S…” click here for more

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    The Future Of U.S. Offshore Wind To See Offshore Wind Energy’s Future, Look on Shore – in Massachusetts; A former whaling port has been retrofitted to serve the wind industry, a blade-testing center is up and running, and the state has an offshore wind power mandate.

    Jan Ellen Spiegel, April 9, 2018 (Inside Climate News)

    “…[The U.S. will enter the global offshore wind market in earnest with Massachusetts’ decision on which among three proposed offshore wind projects it wants to move ahead. No matter which are chosen, Massachusetts wins…[because it has already prepared the onshore components for offshore wind, including a major offshore wind-ready port in New Bedford, a wind turbine blade testing center in Charlestown and workforce training initiatives…[It also has the] first-in-the-nation offshore wind energy mandate…[which] requires the state's utilities to have long-term contracts for 1,600 megawatts of offshore wind power by June 2027..[The competitive solicitation] includes proposals from Deepwater Wind, Bay State Wind and Vineyard Wind…[All three have agreed] to use New Bedford's Marine Commerce Terminal, which opened in 2015…[The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)] estimates that just the existing leased areas off New England and New York can support about 7,600 megawatts of power generation…[The estimated 8,000 megawatts of offshore wind that could be developed in the northeast by 2030] could result in the creation of nearly 40,000 jobs…” click here for more

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