Resilience Briefing on Capital Hill

Resilience is getting an increasing amount of attention in the public policy sphere. Case in point, last week, Jared Blum moderated a briefing on Capitol Hill focused on “Hidden in Plain Sight: Why Resilient Buildings are Critical U.S. Infrastructure.” The… Read More

BCSE 2018 Factbook

For the sixth year in a row, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) & the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) have produced the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook, which provides the latest industry information and trends from the energy sector… Read More

Investing in Resilience

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently issued its annual report on the damage caused by natural disasters during the past year. Not surprisingly, 2017 holds the unwelcome record of being the most damaging year since NOAA began tracking these statistics…. Read More

The truth about Hail and EPDM

True or False: Hailstorms, while damaging and potentially dangerous, are relatively isolated events confined to one portion of the United States. False! Seventy-five percent of American cities experience at least one hailstorm a year, and the risk extends throughout the… Read More

NIBS Building Innovation 2018 Conference

Building Innovation 2018-The National Institute of Building Sciences Sixth Annual Conference and Expo, will explore strategies that Sustain. Strengthen. Secure. Don’t miss the chance to participate in examining processes, communities, workforces, structures, resources, practices, communications and collaboration. Be there where… Read More

EESI Webinar: Resilient Cities

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) will be hosting a briefing (and accompanying live stream) on Monday, September 11 at 3pm in Room 122 of the Cannon House Office Building. Please visit their website for registration information. A live… Read More

Resilient Schools, Safe Children

The threat of a natural disaster presents a unique set of worries for the parents of school-age children. If an earthquake, tornado, flood or windstorm strikes during school hours would their children be safe? Would the teachers and other adults… Read More

Resilience Recommended to Trump Administration

The prestigious National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), empowered by Congress to identify ways to strengthen the built environment, has issued a series of recommendations to the Trump Administration, and resilience is at the top of their agenda. For the… Read More

RICOWI Study Finds EPDM Offers Superior Protection Against Hail

For the past decade, ERA has disseminated science-based information about the superior protection that EPDM membranes offer against hail damage. In 2007, ERA commissioned independent laboratory testing comparing many types of roofing materials and their resistance to hail up to… Read More