Phoenix Rising: Lessons Learned from Katrina
Energy-efficient homes play a significant role in post-Katrina rebuilding in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.
Energy-efficient homes play a significant role in post-Katrina rebuilding in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. [continue reading]
Asdal Builders achieved an 80% reduction in energy use in an existing home without sacrificing the comfort of the occupants. [continue reading]
Although the structural damage to a home from flooding cannot always be prepared for, the use of flood-resistant materials can minimize the cost of rebuilding. [continue reading]
As this NASA photo shows, after Katrina most of New Orleans suffered from extensive flooding. Two investigative trips led to worthwhile lessons. [continue reading]
Although coping with hurricanes is difficult, it does offer the opportunity to make homes more energy efficient and comfortable. [continue reading]
The longer mold grows, the greater the potential hazard and the harder it is to control. [continue reading]
Testing and first-hand observation provide the best available information about how to rebuild. [continue reading]
Artists converting old industrial buildings into studio live/work spaces is a familiar story in many urban areas, but the conversion of a decrepit former factory into Brookside Artists Housing came with numerous twists and turns. [continue reading]
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