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Wildfire Season Prognosis: Hot, Long, and Intense

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Jul 30, 2015 10:23:00 AM

As scorching temperatures plague the nation from coast to coast, wildfires rage in even the most unlikely places.

MENTION WILDFIRE, and the scorched hills of California, parched western plains of Washington, and beetle-infested forests of the Rocky Mountains come to mind. The wilds of Alaska aren’t generally considered to be a high risk location, but as it turns out, 2015 is shaping up to be the state’s worst wildfire season ever.

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Super Shelter—Super Resource on Resilient Housing—and a Chance to Win!

Posted by Cati O'Keefe

Jan 19, 2015 10:27:00 AM

In the face of nature’s power forces, creating tough housing that can handle nature’s extremes makes sense. Green Builder Media has just launched a web site devoted to the art and science of building homes that can withstand virtually anything. 

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What, How...and Where

Posted by Ron Jones

Apr 10, 2014 1:19:00 PM

Chalk it up to luck, I suppose, but a few weeks back we missed the only real snowstorm to hit our corner of the world this winter because we were traveling elsewhere on business. We received email reports from folks in the neighborhood that our hilly country lane was totally impassible due to ice and wet, deep snow plus plenty of downed trees, and their daily updates indicated that the situation remained unchanged for almost a week.

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VIDEO: Gutters and Rainwater Systems

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Feb 28, 2014 9:23:00 AM

THIS VIDEO BY THE LSU AG CENTER DISCUSSES WAYS TO SAVE WATER while designing disaster mitigation into home construction. Combining rainwater harvesting with a household water treatment system you can reduce water costs. By considering local hazards when installing these systems, future disaster repair costs can be reduced or even eliminated while also potentially saving money on insurance.

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Green Homes Need to be Safe Homes

Posted by Michael Strong

Nov 11, 2010 10:52:00 AM

I JUST READ THE FOLLOWING STORY to the listeners of our radio program this past Saturday and I thought you would enjoy reading it yourself. It comes from Page Ivery, an Associated Press Writer reporting from Richburg, S.C.-

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Durability Help is Here in a FLASH!

Posted by Michael Strong

Sep 2, 2010 11:03:00 AM

I AM SITTING HERE AT MY COMPUTER IN SOUTEAST TEXAS during the heart of hurricane season. As some of you know from my past blogs I’ve lived through 7.6 earthquakes and wildfires in Southern California, 4’ of flood water in my home in Cypress Texas, been chased into basements during tornado warnings and chased out of town by hurricanes & tsunamis more times than I can count.

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