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New power line safety technology holds promise for reducing wildfire ignitions

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Dec 19, 2019 11:52:10 AM

The NFPA has posted a blog about research on electrical power lines originally done for linemen safety, but may also help in the prevention of wildfire ignitions.

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Free Ebook: What Builders Can Do to Stop Wildfire Disasters

Posted by Cati O'Keefe

Dec 10, 2019 4:57:45 PM

The National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) and Green Builder Media are proud to announce the publication of a new ebook on wildfire mitigation, Enough Is Enough. The follow-up to NFPA’s popular 2015 book Design With Fire In Mind: Three Steps to a Safer New Home, this book details what needs to be done to prevent loss of property and lives to fire. And its release couldn’t come at a better time: Between the publication of these two books, back-to-back record-setting wildfire seasons in California alone destroyed more than 25,000 residential structures, took more than 100 lives, and resulted in $24 billion in insured property losses.

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Florida Keys Deliver a Hard Message: As Seas Rise, Some Places Cant' Be Saved

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Dec 9, 2019 1:37:37 PM

Keys officials make clear that as the Climate warms, some low lying areas will be abandoned to the sea.

Yahoo news reports:

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Learn More About Protecting Your Home from Wildfire

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Nov 12, 2019 3:50:03 PM

Take advantage of the shorter, colder days to learn more about the threat of wildfire and ignition sources with this free Firewise USA online tutorial. Share new knowledge with your neighbors.

This online learning module is an overview of fire history, fire basics, and how homes burn. It's an excellent resource for residents and other stakeholders that are pursuing knowledge on the basics of how wildfires ignite homes and the actions that can be implemented to make homes safer. The module can be completed in approximately 30 minutes.

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How to Design for Disaster

Posted by Matt Power, Editor-In-Chief

Oct 23, 2019 12:05:53 PM

This new book on how to design and build homes to withstand disasters is a must-read for the building industry.

Boyce Thompson is the author of three books about residential architecture and construction. In his latest, Designing for Disaster: Domestic Architecture in the Era of Climate Change, published by Schiffer in late September, Thompson writes about how to design and build homes that can withstand the growing threat of hurricanes, flooding, wildfires, landslides, and other natural disasters. The cover calls this the most urgent architectural issue of our time. We caught up with the author recently for an interview.

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