The Elements

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

01-11-2023
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
Learn about the easiest way to contribute to reforestation. Read about why planting trees is important and how you can easily support it
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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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Sacramento Confronts Flood and Drought Risks

09-07-2021
We spoke with Greg Sandlund, the planning director at the city of Sacramento, who thoroughly described the challenges city faces due to the changing climate and the work that is being done to address those challenges and overcome them.
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Climate Resilient Boulder

04-28-2022
We spoke with Carolyn Elam, Energy program strategy manager in the city of Boulder, and with Christin Whitco, Former Energy Code Coordinator in Boulder. They agreed to lay out the challenges and the efforts that the city of Boulder undertakes to adapt to the increasing frequency of extreme weather events.
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When Hail Freezes Over

09-30-2022
Hail can occur at unexpected times and locations and can cause damage to your property which can lead to financial losses and even injuries to occupants. Learn about solutions and strategies you can implement in your home to mitigate the risk of hail damage, mainly in the design and materials of your roof, but also in other house elements such as the sidings, windows, and doors.
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