Tag: resiliency

Financial Stability Oversight Council Releases Report on Climate-Related Financial Risk

Filed in Environment, Resiliency by on October 22, 2021 1 Comment
Financial Stability Oversight Council Releases Report on Climate-Related Financial Risk

The report includes more than 30 specific recommendations to U.S. financial regulators, and lays out necessary actions to identify and address climate-related risks to the U.S. financial system, which include warming temperatures, rising sea levels, droughts, wildfires, intensifying storms and other climate-related events that are already imposing significant costs on the public and U.S. economy.

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How Can Microgrids Help with Community Resiliency?

How Can Microgrids Help with Community Resiliency?

With communities experiencing an increasing number of wildfires, hurricanes and other extreme weather events, a microgrid could improve resiliency.

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Key Resilient Residential Construction Resources to Prepare Your Business

Key Resilient Residential Construction Resources to Prepare Your Business

Natural disasters can strike at any time, often causing severe damages to homes and small businesses that can leave lasting impacts for months or years after an event. To help building professionals stay current, NAHB has created a centralized hub of information related to resilient residential construction on nahb.org.

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Market-Driven Solutions Will Keep Homes Resilient and Affordable

Market-Driven Solutions Will Keep Homes Resilient and Affordable

NAHB today urged Congress to factor in housing affordability when seeking solutions to build more resilient communities that can withstand and recover from natural disasters.

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FEMA Study Shows Resilience Value of Building Codes but Understates Cost Impact

FEMA Study Shows Resilience Value of Building Codes but Understates Cost Impact

A new study by FEMA argues for adopting the latest editions of building codes without amendment to provisions relating to resilience – protection from earthquakes, floods and wind – but discounts the costs associated with building to newer codes.

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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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