The Elements

Building Codes and Climate Resilience

08-22-2022
We take a step back to provide general information on building codes for renovations and new construction. We address the question of whether the local building codes will protect our homes from extreme weather events and the changing climate.
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Earth Homes

05-18-2022
Earth homes are considered environmentally friendly. Are earth homes also climate-resilient? Can homes made from dirt withstand extreme weather events and a changing climate? Should Earth Construction methods and waterproof eco friendly materials should be adapted to local climates? Discover where different earth-home techniques function best.
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Earth Is a Gift We Must Reciprocate

01-25-2022
Any attempt to describe the book Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer will do the book injustice. Simply read it.
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What is a Passive House?

10-13-2021
We looked into the concept (or movement) of the passive house curious if beyond being “green” it is also “resilient”. In this blog post, we share our conclusions.
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Lead by Example

02-09-2022
The building industry, architects and contractors, have the knowledge and the tools to design truly sustainable homes. Homes that are both eco-friendly and resilient. Homes that have less impact on the environment, and can withstand the impact from the environment. Homes that offer safety, comfort, and efficiency.
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Getting the job done

09-14-2021
When was the last time you bought a toy for your kids and realized, wow, look at the craftsmanship, amazing!?...
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3D Printed Homes

09-01-2021
Exciting as it was to hold an object that was made by 3D printing technologies, it was not close to the excitement of realizing...
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Prefabs

09-14-2021
Prefabricated homes are dwelling types that are partially or completely manufactured off-site in advance. The factory-made components...
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Community Resilience

09-12-2021
Why do we need our communities to be more resilient? What actions can we take within our communities to make them more resilient generally, and climate resilient...
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Save on Resilience

09-22-2021
A sustainable building has an economic aspect to it. Buildings are long-term, capital-intensive investments designed to perform...
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Climate Insurance

08-20-2021
Insurance is an important aspect to consider if you wish your property to be sustainable. The rising number of extreme weather...
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What is True Sustainability

09-15-2021
Searching “sustainability” on the web, one of the results that pop up is a definition by the UN World Commission on Environment...
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Branch Out

09-14-2021
Living on the U.S west coast, I spent September 2020 confined at home due to a respiratory pandemic and the smoke-filled air...
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How does the environment impact our homes

09-12-2021
Many buildings are vulnerable to progressive changes in climate and extreme events. Extreme weather events...
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What is Climate Adaptation

09-12-2021
Climate and buildings affect one another. The built environment is a significant contributor to GreenHouse Gas emissions (GHGs)...
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Collective Positive Impact

09-28-2021
Many climate activists like Al Gore, Sir David Attenborough, and Greta Thunberg, along with nonprofit, research, and social...
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