Adherence to Building Codes can Deliver Big Returns on Mitigation Investment

Investment in natural hazard mitigation can deliver significant returns: that was the loud-and-clear message from the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) as it unveiled its latest report generated from its ongoing study of the benefits of investing in mitigation. Earlier NIBS reports have detailed up to $6 saved against future disaster costs for every… Read More

ERA’s Response to the EPA Sunsetting Proposal

The EPDM Roofing Association (ERA) is proud to represent the country’s largest manufacturers of both white and black commercial roofing membranes. We feel their knowledge and experience of our members positions us well to provide government officials, architects, and design professionals with solid and credible information that allows them to make educated decisions. No one… Read More


As many Americans look forward to taking a break from work this summer, the one hundred senators laboring away on Capitol Hill apparently will not be joining them. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell has cancelled the Senate’s traditional August recess, blaming the need to work through Washington’s dog days on what he calls “historic obstruction”… 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 country in areas east of the Rockies. So how did we learn this surprising fact… 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 Science meets Design® for a compelling program intended to engage the entire team of building… 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 webcast will be streamed at 3:00 PM EDT at (wireless connection permitting) Mayors are… Read More