Bringing Digitalization Home: How Can Technology Address Housing Challenges?

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EcoBlock Project Manager Dr. Therese Peffer recently participated in a Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies symposium from March 24–26, 2022. Titled Bringing Digitalization Home: How Can Technology Address Housing Challenges?, the three-day event focused on digitalization and how it is spurring a fundamental change in the way housing is produced, marketed, sold, financed, managed, and lived in.

New IPCC Report Highlights Urgency of Climate Change Impacts

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The Working Group II contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report summarizes the latest scientific research on climate change impacts, adaptation, and vulnerabilities. The new IPCC Working Group II report paints an alarming picture of rapidly growing risks currently being felt around the world, including widespread damages to human and ecological health.

What 4 Things are Holding Up Community Microgrids?

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Community microgrid projects yield numerous benefits: they keep critical services running during power outages, provide reliable electricity for remote outposts, and can even save lives. Mahmood Muttaqee, a doctoral candidate of public policy at Oregon State University (OSU), and his team are expanding this body of knowledge by investigating community perceptions of microgrids.