Author: August Williams-Eynon
August Williams-Eynon is a senior associate with the Greenprint Center for Building Performance and the Urban Resilience team, both housed in the ULI Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance.
Articles by August Williams-Eynon
- Five Cost-Effective Technologies Enabling Buildings to Reach Net Zero
Published on May 10, 2021 in Sustainability
The path to net-zero buildings may sound daunting, but five technologies can help break it down: reduce building energy demand as much as possible, use sensors to optimize what cannot be eliminated, and turn to renewables to meet whatever demand remains through on-site and then off-site options, with batteries to make sure the power is there when needed. Experts speaking at an on-demand session outlined how key technologies can work in concert to achieve the net-zero goal.
- Cities Look to Combined Public/Private Action to Scale Up Climate Resilience
Published on February 05, 2021 in Sustainability
Collaborative efforts were celebrated at a Centre for Liveable Cities World Cities Summit Preview event on climate resilience in January, which explored how to accelerate cooperation between the public and private sectors.
- The New, Old Real Estate: Capturing Value, Sustainability, and Community Impact by Repositioning Older Buildings
Published on June 29, 2020 in Sustainability
In a recent ULI webinar, four experts in design, development, and sustainability explored the opportunities and challenges inherent in repositioning buildings.
- Preparing for the “Big One”: Community Earthquake Resilience in Utah and Beyond
Published on June 15, 2020 in Sustainability
The Salt Lake City area experienced a magnitude 5.7 earthquake in March just days after national and state public emergencies were declared in response to the coronavirus pandemic; Los Angeles also experienced a similar-sized earthquake in June. To help municipalities in the Salt Lake City region create a more resilient and equitable disaster response to this and future earthquakes, ULI Utah—with the support of the Institute’s Urban Resilience Program—brought in local and national experts for a webinar on how Utah and other seismically vulnerable places can start preparing today for the “Big One” that could arrive any day.
- Containing Cost While Lowering Emissions in Design and Construction
Published on May 29, 2020 in Sustainability
Leading development and construction companies participating in a ULI webinar showcased how innovation in design and construction is reducing environmental impact, with significant savings that can offset any added cost.