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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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Deep energy retrofits for historic masonry buildings

August 19, 2019

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsAugust 15, 2019 Existing buildings offer the greatest opportunity for achieving energy efficiency and reducing the overall building energy use in the U.S. Buildings constructed before 1980 were built to model energy codes that were vastly less stringent than current code requirements. As a result, even minor energy retrofits can yield beneficial…
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Concrete-and-brick home in Vietnam is cool — literally

August 5, 2019

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsJuly 31, 2019  A Ho Chi Minh city architectural firm has used concrete and brick to create a minimalist residence that harnesses the cooling crosswinds in the Long An province in southern Vietnam. The nearly 3,230 sf home has two floors and a courtyard with an open room. Read more.
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Grizzlies, wilderness and a fire-resistant concrete block home

August 5, 2019

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsJuly 31, 2019 Molly Shepherd can easily recount the devastating 2003 fire. It was one she said that quickly became a watershed moment for many people with properties in the remote, wild and achingly beautiful territory along the North Fork of the Flathead River in Montana. The blaze very nearly engulfed her…
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