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Gulf Oil Spill Information Center

This is a guide to some of the information and data concerning the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the clean-up efforts. A digital library containing many more documents and sources is under development.


QUAKELINE is a bibliographic database covering information on earthquakes, earthquake engineering, natural hazard and disaster mitigation, and related topics

Library Resources for Drexel Smart House Project

The Drexel Smart House is a unique multidisciplinary project working toward the goal of creating a building that functions like a home and serves as a laboratory to continually conduct research on innovations to the home experience. Through student-led (undergraduate and graduate from all colleges and majors) research and design, the Drexel Smart House will explore the areas of health and wellness, environmental interactions, efficiency, entertainment and communications.

The Development of Precast Exposed Aggregate Concrete Cladding: The Legacy of John J. Earley and the Implications for Preservation Philosophy

Author: Jenna Cellini, University of Pennsylvania

This thesis seeks to explore the development of a building material with regards to its durability and production. It does so in the examination of the advances in material understanding and technique with regards to a unique twentieth century material – precast exposed aggregate concrete. Tested, refined and later patented by craftsman John J.

Scitopia - Search over 3.5 million documents, plus patents and government data is a free federated vertical search that lets you explore the research most cited in scholarly work and patents in a single click.

Wind, Solar Could Play Bigger Roles in Future US Energy Mix

Wind, Solar Could Play Bigger Roles in Future US Energy Mix

"U.S. climate change legislation now before Congress would mandate that by 2020, 15 to 20 percent of the nation's electricity supply would come from renewable sources like wind and solar.

Currently wind and solar contribute only about 2 percent, with hydropower providing an additional 6 percent.

The new report examines the potential of wind and solar electricity in the United States
Can these renewable sources meet the nation's energy needs?

High Performance Building Database

The database collects information from buildings around the world, ranging from homes and commercial interiors to large buildings and even whole campuses and neighborhoods.

What resources the Senior Design Team used that Win $75,000 Phase II EPA Funding?

The senior design team of Eric Eisele, Courtney Reid, Dan Pugh, Sarah Byrnes, and Charlie Woods was awarded a Phase II People, Prosperity, and Planet Award from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  See Senior Design Team wins EPA funding for more details.

Eric and his team used several Library resources over a period of time.  These include:

Building Green Suite

BuildingGreen Suite integrates online versions of GreenSpec, Environmental Building News, and a database of more than 160 high-performance building case studies. The information is searchable and cross-referenced by CSI MasterFormat division, LEED credit, or green topic.

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