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Designing for Disaster with USGBC Platinum level member company ASSA ABLOY

Designing for Disaster , a new exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., showcases the critical role of building design and construction in protecting against hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, earthquakes and other dangers. Resilience is a key tenet of the green building movement and USGBC’s work. Building to anticipate threats, hazards and disasters helps foster stronger, safer communities that are better equipped to withstand both anticipated and unforeseen circumstances. Storm shelter door openings from USGBC Platinum level member ASSA ABLOY are featured prominently in one of the Designing for Disaster exhibit’s marquis displays: a partially deconstructed FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) P320-specified safe room for residences. Storm shelters or safe rooms designed and built according to the FEMA guidelines are one of the few defenses against a ...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/designing-disaster-usgbc-pl...

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