Resilient Housing

Resilient Housing

In the face of nature’s powerful forces, creating tough housing that can handle nature’s extremes is a must whether for earthquakes, heavy storms, flooding or fires.

Flexible stem walls and other details can give a structure a fighting chance when “the big one” hits. Videos, articles and documents will show you where to focus your energy.

From tie-down clips to shutters and shatter-resistant garage doors, we’ll look at practices and tools that make a home much more resistant to heavy storms.

The use of proper details, products and careful siting can greatly reduce the damages caused by flooding.

Where wildfires are concerned, taking proper precautions is crucial both for your family and your home.

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Super Shelter: Showcase of Eight Ultra Resilient Houses
In the face of nature’s power forces, creating tough housing that can handle nature’s extremes makes sense. Green Builder Media has just launched a web site devoted to the art and science of building homes that can withstand virtually anything.  Included are the...
Jan 19, 2015 2:00 PM ET
FEMA Identifies Closed Cell Insulation as Flood Resistant Material
Selecting a high-perfomance medium-density spray foam insulation solution can ensure your home is better protected against potential damage from bulk water ingress. Medium-density spray foam insulation, like Icynene ProSeal™, can be used as a water-resistant barrier to deflect bulk moisture away. As a closed cell spray foam, Icynene ProSeal is...
Dec 11, 2014 8:00 AM ET
The Need for Resilient Housing
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2011 and 2012 were the two most extreme years on record for destructive weather events, resulting in more than $170 billion in damages. In 2012, 32.4 million people were displaced worldwide due to natural disasters1 – 98% of those...
Nov 12, 2014 2:30 PM ET
The Everything Guide to Building for Disaster
In the face of nature’s powerful forces, creating tough housing that can handle nature’s extremes makes sense.  Green Builder Media is proud to announce the launch of its Resilient Housing...
Oct 31, 2014 3:30 PM ET

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