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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The Ash Creek House

02-17-2022
Architect Leigh Overland and his wife aimed for low maintenance and a carefree house without worrying about potential climate extremes such as storms and wildfires or high insurance rates. Since they moved in, they experienced winds of up to 50 mph and fluctuating outdoor temperatures which did not affect the indoor comfortable ambiance. They continue to be impressed by the indoor warmth, and the mid-winter silence despite the strong winds, even when standing close to the windows.
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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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Monroe County, Path to Climate Resilience

12-16-2021
The chief resilience officer in Monroe County, Rhonda Haag, outlined the challenging path to resilience that lies ahead for the Keys. The costly plans, backed by extensive research, aim to protect a unique county that is surrounded by the ocean, from sea level rise.
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The Black and White Beach House

12-02-2021
The black and White Beach House is a beautiful example of a climate-resilient home. unabridged Architecture designed this residential property that was completed in 2019 and already was able to withstand Hurricane Zeta in 2020, Hurricane Ida in 2021, and smaller tropical disturbances. This project proves that proper research, design, and knowledgeable professionals, can build a climate-resilient home that protects its occupants from extreme weather.
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Kansas City, Path to Climate Resilience

11-10-2021
Andrew Savastino, Chief Environmental Officer in the city of Kansas City, shares with us the approach, strategy, challenges, and hurdles the city faces as it is working to incorporate climate adaptation into its actions.
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Climate Zones and Resilience

09-22-2022
When designing or retrofitting a home, understanding the overarching climate system as well as the microclimate around your home, should be one of the first steps you take.
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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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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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Climate Resilient Austin

04-29-2022
Marc Coudert, Environmental Conservation Program Manager in the City of Austin helped lay out the city’s numerous bold and proactive actions toward climate adaptation and mitigation, that can inspire and motivate other cities.
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Climate Resilient Philadelphia

04-28-2022
We spoke with Cheyenne Flores, a Community resilience specialist in the city of Philadelphia helped to layout the aspirations, challenges, and efforts that the city undertakes to adapt to a changing climate.
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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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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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