How should our buildings adapt to extreme weather events?

The number and strength of extreme weather events continues to increase. Watching the news we see stories of floods, wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, and extreme cold temperatures. The news coverage shows buildings that no longer exist. Piles of rubble where once birthdays were celebrated. Crushed spirits where once a small business thrived.

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How will your home survive? Will it survive? Which storms are you prepared for in the future? What temperature extremes can your home remain comfortable?

Resilient design is the capacity to adapt to changing conditions and to maintain or regain functionality and vitality in the face of stress or disturbance. It is the capacity to bounce back after a disturbance or interruption of some sort.

What level should we design our buildings? What extreme weather are you planning for in your designs?

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