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Housing in the U.S. is a major focal point for both sustainability and disaster management. It was estimated that the 2005 Hurricane Katrina cost approximately $67 billion in housing alone,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Evan Mills May 26, 2013.

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Evan Mills replied to J.C. Martel's discussion Disasters & sustainable energy
"Yep.  Here's some work about the co-benefits of foaming roof systems."
May 26, 2013
Evan Mills replied to J.C. Martel's discussion Disasters & sustainable energy
"We've written a few things about insurers and mitigation. This is the most detailed: Mills, E. 2009. "From Risk to Opportunity 2008: Insurer Responses to Climate Change." Published by Ceres. [Summary] [PDF] This is more recent but…"
May 26, 2013
Dennis Heidner replied to J.C. Martel's discussion Disasters & sustainable energy
"Mark,  I am quite sure that if the Seattle grid were to go down - the Bullitt Center building would indeed be dark.  However it would be still standing  and once power was restored - it would be back online.  And possibly helping…"
May 26, 2013
Mark Richardson replied to J.C. Martel's discussion Disasters & sustainable energy
"Hi All, Interesting topic - myriad issues in play here, but I’ll try to touch on the ones I am most familiar with. In NY, where I live, NJ, and CT as evidenced by the results of Hurricane Sandy, clearly there is a need for grid-independent…"
May 25, 2013
J.C. Martel replied to J.C. Martel's discussion Disasters & sustainable energy
"Thanks Dennis."
May 21, 2013
Dennis Heidner replied to J.C. Martel's discussion Disasters & sustainable energy
"Such as Greensburg KS? http://www.greensburggreentown.org/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greensburg,_Kansas The new Bullitt Center building is designed to last 200+ years, survive magnitude 9 earthquake, meet the living building challenge - and it…"
May 17, 2013
Sun Plans - D Coleman, Architect replied to J.C. Martel's discussion Disasters & sustainable energy
"You are correct J.C. that there is not anything particularly related to sustainable energy in the disaster safety, but esp. in retrofits with spray foam applied to the roof decking, I am told that some types of sprayed foam insulation get more…"
May 16, 2013
Sean Lintow Sr replied to J.C. Martel's discussion Disasters & sustainable energy
"I am not sure what you mean by that question. The biggest issue for most people is they have not designed their systems to work off the grid. For those after the Net-Zero or better, most are still grid tied as it is cheaper to go that route as…"
May 16, 2013
J.C. Martel replied to J.C. Martel's discussion Disasters & sustainable energy
"Do you know of any information that shows whether or not off-grid electricity has better performance during disasters compared to conventional electricity?"
May 16, 2013
J.C. Martel replied to J.C. Martel's discussion Disasters & sustainable energy
"I have reviewed the FORTIFIED programs and saw great information on requirements for disaster resilience but didn't see anything on sustainable energy requirements aside from anecdotes about its importance. Have you designed any homes to those…"
May 16, 2013
Sun Plans - D Coleman, Architect replied to J.C. Martel's discussion Disasters & sustainable energy
"This web site has some very good information: http://www.disastersafety.org/  On the Gulf Coast there is www.smarthomeamerica.org which promotes the Disaster Safety programs linking the Fortified Programs into the durability issue of…"
May 16, 2013
J.C. Martel replied to J.C. Martel's discussion Disasters & sustainable energy
"Howard Geller had pointed me to your blog when I started talking with him about this concept a few months ago, but I had never come across your insurance page on the LBL website. Thanks for sharing that. Can you help me understand the role of…"
May 16, 2013
J.C. Martel replied to J.C. Martel's discussion Disasters & sustainable energy
"I have reached out to Alex Wilson but he is in Seattle at the Living Future conference."
May 16, 2013
J.C. Martel replied to J.C. Martel's discussion Disasters & sustainable energy
"It seems to be that there are two windows of opportunity to integrate energy efficiency into disaster management - in the pre-disaster mitigation/risk reduction phase and in the long-term post disaster recovery phase. One issue is a lack of…"
May 16, 2013
Evan Mills replied to J.C. Martel's discussion Disasters & sustainable energy
"You might also check into the Resilient Design Institute"
May 16, 2013
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Disasters & sustainable energy

Housing in the U.S. is a major focal point for both sustainability and disaster management. It was estimated that the 2005 Hurricane Katrina cost approximately $67 billion in housing alone, devastating 300,000 homes. The residential sector is responsible for at least 10 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., mostly from electricity use and direct emissions from combustion fuels. Therefore, decreasing emissions from the residential sector at every opportunity is critical to…See More
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