DO MORE WITH LESS
April 5, 2019
With consumerism going out of control, minimalism is now on a steady rise as more people have become conscious of how they live. Minimalism is a growing trend that affects not just our personal lives but also helps protect the planet by preserving nature and our precious natural resources.
Crossroads Between Climate Change & Building Protection
March 28, 2019
As weather events strengthen and become more frequent, it only makes sense to simply increase the protection of the building exterior to preserve the people and their contents inside. Resilient housing and buildings is a must. Especially as severe weather increases. With it comes higher temperatures, wild fires, devastating droughts, stronger wind events, torrential downpours, massive flooding, deep freezes and an overall escalation in the harmful effects of the elements on buildings due to climate change.
Fire and Ice Shatters World Records
February 26, 2019
Unrestrained wildfires, record breaking deep freeze, heatwaves, unpredictable floods and devastating storms continue the worldwide pattern of increasingly destructive weather systems.
Just Encase - It’s About the Children
February 3, 2019
"We haven’t inherited the planet from our parents. We have borrowed it from our children.” Jane Goodall.
The World Economic Forum held its Annual Meeting in Davos last week and environmental issues took center stage. Extreme weather, natural disasters and failure to act on climate change pointed to humanity sleepwalking towards disaster.
Rebuilding After Fires, Floods & Other Disasters
January 23, 2019
After devastating fires, floods and other disasters rebuilds that take place especially in areas that may be susceptible to future damage need improved building codes and construction standards that better protect properties against future disasters.
Roof Shingle Storm Tear Off is Avoidable
January 2, 2019
Roofs are the most vulnerable building surfaces. These take the worst that Mother Nature has to throw. And I do mean throw – hurricanes, typhoons, and tornados. You name it. As storms intensify, roofs need even more and better protection than other building components. The most vulnerable building surface in any storm or wind event is the roof and the weakest points of a roof are at the seams and wherever there are gaps. So, it stands to...
Greta Thunberg, 15-Year-old Swedish Environmental Activist
December 18, 2018
Last week Greta Thunberg stood in front of 190 countries represented at the United Nations COP24 conference in Poland and spoke clearly with a sense of urgency about what irresponsible adults aren’t doing to protect people and the environment. She rightly points out how immature adults are leaving the burden of fixing the problem to their children. Her speech below is an inspiration and shows how even children can read the indisputable...
Controlling Fires Toxic Ash That’s Blowing In The Wind
November 26, 2018
All fires burning through homes and buildings leave behind toxic ash. Once the flames are extinguished, the immediate danger of the fire is replaced by the potential release of the remaining toxic ash and debris, caused by wind and cleanup procedures.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Asbestos Edu
November 16, 2018
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month including asbestos education, so this is a good time to raise awareness about preventing unnecessary exposure to asbestos that can cause lung cancer as well as contribute to other possible health concerns.
Hurricanes, Typhoons, Nor'easter’s - Oh My!
October 30, 2018
Every week there are unusual, destructive weather events throughout the world. These are becoming stronger and more frequent bringing with them record breaking winds and downpours that cause catastrophic flooding and devastating building damage. Buildings and homes are now more susceptible to damage from these powerful storms. The response is to require stronger weatherproofing and tougher building defense, which will protect against these...