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Introduction to Resilient Design: Surviving Power Outages, Floods & Hurricanes [DEMO]

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Thursday, January 11 | 12:30 - 1:00 PM

Event Type: Live Demo

Location: High Performance Building Zone - West Concourse, Exhibit Hall WD, Booth W6157

Presenter(s): Matt Whitbeck  |  Kevin Ireton  |  Claudette Hanks Reichel, Ed.D.  |  Gord Cooke

A demo at the 2017 HPBZWhat It's About:

Hurricanes, flooding and wildfires all seem to be on the rise, whether the result of climate change or simply the vagaries of weather. Our houses ought to offer redundant services that allow people to stay put and live comfortably if power and other utilities are disrupted for an extended time.


What You’ll See and Learn:

Attendees examine the frame built at the 2017 HPBZ

  • Design and renovation that enables buildings to withstand wildfires, floods, severe storms and other weather-related impacts
  • Flood-hardy wall assembly
  • Passive survivability: reduce energy loads and take advantage of passive heating and cooling
  • Back-up power sources and water supply: fuel-run generator or solar electric w/battery storage; rain barrels and hand pumps

Learn more about the HPBZ Demo Stage & Building Performance Lab.

Continuing Education: NAHB - 0.5 CE hour(s)

How to Participate:

Attendees watch a demo at the 2017 HPBZDemos and activities in the High Performance Building Zone are free to attend and no pre-registration is required. To participate, please visit the HPBZ (Booth W6157) at the date and time indicated above. Seating will be available.

Tags: Codes, Standards & SafetyCustom BuildingGreen BuildingHigh Performance HomesProduction Building RemodelingResiliency & Disaster Recovery Single Family - AllSmall Volume BuildingSubcontracting & Specialty Trade ContractingSubcontractors and Specialty Trade Contractors

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