The Elements

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 in a Mixed-Dry Climate Zone

11-30-2022
Learn how to handle moisture and precipitation, Solar radiation, Wildfires in risk zones, and pests, all of which are risks of location in a mixed-dry climate.
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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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Building in a Very Cold Climate Zone

12-15-2022
Portions of the cold climate are subject to frequent and intense rain and snow storms, severe thunderstorms, and hail. Some areas are at high risk for tornadoes and high winds, and flooding. Learn about strategies that can reduce damage from these risks and increase safety.
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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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Building in a Hot-Humid Climate Zone

12-12-2022
Learn how to handle moisture and moss, solar radiation, strong storms, hail, and more climate risks associated with a home located in a hot-humid climate.
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Building in a Hot-Dry Climate Zone

12-02-2022
Learn how to handle solar radiation, and find solutions for pests and wildfires in risk zones, which are risks of location in a mixed-dry climate.
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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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Building in Marine Climate Zone

12-14-2022
Marine climate poses many challenges and risks in the design and construction of a building. Learn what can be done in your home to reduce potential damage from climate risks such as moisture, wildfires, and earthquakes.
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Building in a Cold Climate Zone

12-15-2022
Portions of the cold climate are subject to frequent and intense rain and snow storms, severe thunderstorms, and hail. Some areas are at high risk for tornadoes and high winds, and flooding. Learn about strategies that can reduce damage from these risks and increase safety.
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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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