White House Wants “Resiliency” Baked into Building Codes

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White House Wants “Resiliency” Baked into Building Codes

The concept of tying building codes with resilient building is finally getting the attention it deserves.
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Green Builder Media

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 9:30am

CAMPAIGN: Resilient Housing

CONTENT: Blog

Today, a host of major building industry players attended a conference at the White House to talk about safe design and construction of homes, schools, and workplaces.

Building codes and standards were the star of the show.

“The impacts of climate change–including hotter temperatures, more extreme weather, sea level rise, and more severe drought–pose significant challenges for buildings and homes, many of which were not built to withstand the future impacts of climate change,” the White House said in its press release.

“Because climate change is resulting in real danger, real damage, and real dollars lost (the recent Alberta fire comes to mind), we elevated resilient housing to the top of our reporting priority list years ago,” says Matt Power, editor-in-chief of Green Builder magazine. “Our Resilient Housing web site includes information on creating tough buildings that can handle nature’s extremes. There are clear and obvious best practices that need to be inked into building codes to protect people and property and stop the destruction and waste of our planet’s natural resources.

Read the full story on the White House on Resiliency and Building Codes... 

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CAMPAIGN: Resilient Housing

CONTENT: Blog

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