The Need for Resilient Housing

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 2:30pm

CAMPAIGN: Resilient Housing

CONTENT: Blog

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 displacements were due to climate and weather related events. Weather has a major impact on the built environment, and recovery after an extreme weather event costs approximately fourteen times more than prevention. States are now spending more money on natural disaster restoration than on education. The need to build resilient housing has never been more apparent.

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Keywords: Education | Boral Roofing | Education | Environment | FEMA | Green Builder Media | Icynene | climate change | disaster mitigation | displaced | resilient housing

CAMPAIGN: Resilient Housing

CONTENT: Blog

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