The Elements

Here Comes the Rain Again

09-01-2022
Learn how to improve the efficiency of water and plumbing systems to respond to extreme precipitation events. These strategies aim to keep away or reduce the amount of water touching critical indoor elements, protect your house and local water supply sources from water runoff, prevent sewage backing, and maintain clean potable water for your family.
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Keeping Our Heads Above Water

08-04-2022
The rising sea levels caused by global warming may impact homes, buildings, and cities. What is the government doing about it, and what can YOU do?
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When Hail Freezes Over

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Hail is a form of solid precipitation consisting of ball-shaped chunks of ice, individually called a hailstone. Hailstones are...
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Lightning

09-21-2022
Lightning is a frequent and dangerous natural hazard that poses risks of damage to unprotected structures. Learn about the damage that can occur from lightning, how to protect you and your home from lightning hazards and the insurance coverage.
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Coastal Flooding

03-10-2022
Learn about the causes of coastal floods and resilient strategies that may help protect your home from coastal flood damage.
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Easy Breezy - Heatwaves

04-27-2022
Great ambiance and comfort can be achieved by investing in good household insulation, air tightening, and efficient HVAC solutions, which in return, also yield considerable financial savings. Learn about strategies that can reduce your house temperature.
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High and Dry

03-21-2022
Explore drought resilient strategies that you can implement in and around your home to better withstand water shortages or increased risk of wildfires due to droughts.
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Shaken, Not Stirred

05-22-2022
Earthquakes are classified as natural disasters. We can’t eliminate them. Yet, we can and should prepare to reduce the potential damage.  Whether we are building a new house or retrofitting an existing home, there are solutions that we can implement, to shift an Earthquake from a disaster into an unpleasant event.
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Stormy Weather, Tornadoes

07-11-2022
Tornados can surprise both experienced areas and first-time storm-hit areas, stressing the significance of preparing for extreme events. Read about the design considerations, projects, products, and solutions to properly address storm-related risks, and about strategies and best practices to consider when building a new home or improving an existing one to better weather a storm.
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Building Resilience Against Wildfires

03-24-2022
Explore strategies that have been proven to reduce potential damage to your home from wildfire. The specified solutions also provide a good return on your investment.
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Stormy Weather, Hurricanes

05-27-2022
Storms directly impact our homes, mainly by applying direct forces on the house frame and elements from high winds and precipitation. Learn various strategies to protect your home from the potential damages of hurricanes.
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Warm and Fuzzy (Cold Wave)

04-01-2022
Read about climate resilient strategies to help your home withstand the increasing extreme cold waves.
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Reducing Riverine Flood Risks

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Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States. Explore main strategies that can protect your home from flooding by avoiding floodwater altogether, or by quickly recovering without water damage and mold issues.
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