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Disaster Savings and Resilient Construction Act introduced

August 26, 2020

From NCMA eNewsAugust 20 ,2020 Earlier this month, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Tom Reed (R-NY-23), Peter DeFazio (D-OR-04), and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25) introduced the Disaster Savings and Resilient Construction Act (DCRA). This legislation, which is supported by several industry groups including NCMA, will create a $3,000 tax credit for homes and a $25,000…
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Fact sheet: Resilient Buildings

June 8, 2020

From NCMA eNewsJune 4, 2020 As hurricane seasons become more intense, the need for hazard resilient construction has grown. America, however, has not met that need—in part, because the financial benefits of resilience have not been widely communicated. The MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) research investigates these substantial benefits with the goal of conveying them…
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Resilient design case study

March 16, 2020

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsVol 12 No 5March 15, 2020 ASHRAE’s Winter 2020 edition of High Performing Buildings Magazine includes a feature on resilient design. The Florida community of Alys Beach has adopted resilient design standards for its infrastructure, buildings and ancillary structures. Features include flooding prevention and cool roofs and walls, and structures that can…
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The power of building and energy codes

August 19, 2019

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsAugust 15, 2019 According to insurance broker Aon’s annual report, “Weather, Climate & Catastrophe Insight,” the total global economic cost of weather disasters reached $215 billion in 2018. What can be done to protect human life and property in the face of these catastrophes? One key element in strengthening our communities is…
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World Bank report notes cost-effectiveness of resilient infrastructure

July 9, 2019

From NCMA eNewsJuly 3, 2019 Low and middle-income countries could save as much as $4.2 trillion from the construction of resilient infrastructure, according to a new report from the World Bank. Investments in resilient infrastructure are even more cost-effective as the effects of climate change intensify, with potential savings of as much as $4 for…
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