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On November 20, 2017—two months after Hurricane Maria struck the island—a large tree remains untouched from where it fell, damaging a home in Loíza, Puerto Rico. (Photo: FEMA/Steven Shepard)

Improving Resilience in Affordable Housing

By Nancy Eve Cohen

A Q&A with Laurie Schoeman, senior program director of resilience and disaster recovery, Enterprise Community Partners.

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Checking for Resilience in Multifamily Housing

Washington, D.C. is developing a tool to assess affordable multifamily housing for resilience to climate change.

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‘Build Higher’: HUD’s Rules After Harvey, Irma, Maria

HUD new rules for disaster recovery funds reinstate floodplain building standards established by Obama and revoked by President Trump.

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Mitigating Disasters: Invest Now, Spend Less Later

A National Institute of Building Sciences study shows mitigation saves money, buildings—and lives.

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Would Wood Skyscrapers Improve Urban Sustainability?

A Japanese company aims to promote large-scale mass timber construction with plans to build a wooden “supertall” in Tokyo. Read more »

New Insulated Metal Panels without Halogenated Flame Retardants

Kingspan and Centria IMPs are using halogen-free flame retardants, resulting in less toxic, better performing insulated cladding. Read more »

Japanese Towns Switch to Microgrids to Increase Resilience

Many towns in Japan are shifting to independent, decentralized power systems to better prepare for disasters. Read more »

Materials Transparency & LEED WEBCAST

In this 50-minute webcast, BuildingGreen President Nadav Malin will show you which LEED v4 Materials & Resources (MR) credits your project can easily achieve, and what you need to know to get them. Read more »

California Eyes Regulation of Stain-Resistant Carpet

Carpets and rugs with stain-repelling “PFAS” chemicals could be the next priority product designated by the State. Read more »

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