The Elements


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 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

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

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

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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