23 Feb '16, 7pm

Disaster-Proof Homes Gain Traction

Residences like this in the Links at Gettysburg, a development in Gettysburg, Pa., were designed with high insulation levels to keep out drafts and withstand hurricanes and tornadoes. (Image courtesy of The Washington Post) Some builders are taking the concept of sustainability to a new level with homes that are built to withstand extreme weather conditions and disasters such as earthquakes and tornadoes. The Washington Post's Brenda Richardson talked to builders across the country who are focused on resilient design. They say that buyers are more aware of the importance of high-performance homes that will keep their families safe during events such as January’s historic East Coast blizzard and a rare tornado outbreak in late December in parts of the South and Midwest. In fact, a 2014 survey found that 63 percent of Americans plan to fortify or have already fortified their...

Full article: http://www.ecobuildingpulse.com/news/disaster-proof-homes...

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