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Modular Homes: The Starting Point for Resilient Homes
(of a person or animal) able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions. “babies are generally far more resilient than new parents realize”
WHAT IS RESILIENCE?From a housing perspective, resilience is the capacity of a home to adapt to changing conditions and to maintain or regain functionality during a disturbance or stress. It is also the ability to bounce back after that disturbance or stress. In general, the term resiliency refers to a building’s ability to withstand and recover from natural disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, wildfires, and flooding. It also can extend to events like severe winter storms.
WHY DESIGN RESILIENCY INTO NEW HOMES?Whether its wildfires in the west, tornadoes in the plains states, flooding in the Midwest, or hurricanes in the southeast, we see it more and more. Mother Nature is impacting our homes. In the aftermath of this devastation comes the impact on the lives involved. Victims struggle to access basic necessities: drinking water, power, and transportation. Instead of finding new ways to helps victims recover quickly, why don’t we build our homes to just stand up to a disaster to begin with? To protect itself and the occupants from Mother Nature’s threats.
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