Tag: resiliency

Achieving Housing Resilience Through Retrofits

Achieving Housing Resilience Through Retrofits

NAHB’s Construction Technology Research Subcommittee worked with Home Innovation Research Labs to develop a series of two-page guidelines illustrating techniques for retrofitting existing homes to improve their performance against natural hazards.

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How to Strengthen Homes Against High Winds

How to Strengthen Homes Against High Winds

Homes built to the International Residential Code® (IRC®) perform well in high-wind events. However, by focusing on additional strategies to strengthen the roof and provide a continuous load path through the structure to the foundation, builders can provide consumers in areas at high risk of tornadoes and intense hurricanes with homes that will perform even better than a code-compliant home, potentially allowing consumers to remain in their home after a severe storm event and reducing repair costs.

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2 Key Strategies to Reduce Home Wildfire Risk

2 Key Strategies to Reduce Home Wildfire Risk

Summer is approaching, which is peak wildfire season for some. There are two main types of strategies builders, remodelers and home owners can employ to minimize potential impact from wildfires.

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What Resilience in a Home Looks Like Depends on Where You Live

What Resilience in a Home Looks Like Depends on Where You Live

Most areas of the country tend to be at higher risk for one or two hazards. Practices can be incorporated into new and existing homes to help increase the chance they will “weather the storm” by making them more resilient and enabling home owners to repair and remain in those homes.

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Applications Open for Home Innovation’s Resiliency Advisory Group

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on November 8, 2019 2 Comments
Applications Open for Home Innovation’s Resiliency Advisory Group

Under a contract from the Department of Housing and urban Development (HUD), Home Innovation Research Labs staff experts and a new advisory group will produce a set of practical, actionable guidelines for builders and developers to design and construct residential buildings, neighborhoods and accessory structures to improve residential resilience and integrate that resiliency with the entire community. Apply to be a part of the advisory group today.

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NAHB Builder Urges Congress to Promote Green Initiatives

Filed in Advocacy, Codes and Standards, Housing Affordability by on September 20, 2019 8 Comments
NAHB Builder Urges Congress to Promote Green Initiatives

NAHB told Congress today that it wants to work as a partner with officials at all levels of government to encourage energy efficiency, but also stressed that it is urgent that housing affordability is not jeopardized in the process.

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Disaster Preparedness Must Focus on Upgrading Older Homes and Infrastructure

Filed in Advocacy, Codes and Standards by on May 22, 2019 1 Comment
Disaster Preparedness Must Focus on Upgrading Older Homes and Infrastructure

NAHB today called on Congress to focus on improving the older homes, structures and infrastructure that are less resilient to natural disasters because they were built when there were no national model codes in existence or constructed following codes that are now outdated.

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ZIP System® Sheathing and Tape for Resilient Roofs

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ZIP System® Sheathing and Tape for Resilient Roofs

Storm season is coming, and with it, a heightened sensitivity to protecting jobsites and the durability of homes down the road.

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White House Proposes New Resilience Efforts

White House Proposes New Resilience Efforts

At the May White House Conference on Resilient Building Codes, the Administration unveiled new efforts to combat the negative impacts of climate change, including new requirements for builders.

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Do Try This at Home

Do Try This at Home

Home builders can’t have all the answers about all the products used in home construction. But that just means they need to be careful to ask lots of questions — particularly about new products and how they have been tested.

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