In the wake of the pandemic, designers and architects are inventing new solutions for nearly every sector of design. Here are three main examples.Read More
Our 6-hour course on Weatherization and Renewable Energy is approved for 6 HSW credits and available as an online HD video. This course will explore factors that contribute to exterior shell failure and identify practical solutions that will preserve the integrity of the building envelope. As well as look into technological innovation that creates new possibilities, incorporating energy-efficiency into building projects.Read More
1) Retrofit Existing Buildings
An easy way to reduce the carbon footprint is to not build new buildings. Minimize the demolition and maximize the reuse of existing structures. Transforming a building also helps preserve history and installs future promise.
Florida has some of the toughest building codes in the nation, but Hurricane Michael showed that the northern part of the state and the panhandle did not. The category 4 hurricane made landfall on October 10th at Mexico Beach. Entire blocks were flattened and 75% of the town gone. According to Mypanhandle.com, the estimated insured losses topped around 6 Billion dollars from Hurricane Michael.Read More
The Cascadia Subduction Zone is a convergent plate boundary in the Pacific Ocean, that stretches from Vancouver Island in Canada to Northern California. The Cascadia Subduction Zone can produce large earthquakes when ruptured and could exceed a magnitude 9.0.Read More