Functional Disaster Resistant Buildings
Disaster Planning; Buildings
Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, floods, tornados, tsunami and earthquakes, are becoming a greater problem as they destroy lives, homes, businesses and the natural environment. Such disasters can happen with little or no warning, leaving hundreds or even thousands of people without medical services, potable water, sanitation, communications and electrical services for up to several weeks. One proactive strategy to minimize this type of destruction and disruption to lives is the implementation of disaster-resistant buildings that are energy efficient, fortified to the latest codes, and incorporate renewable energy systems. This approach uses the best energy-efficient buildings, fortified to the latest codes, and incorporates renewable energy systems.
Buildings; Disaster Planning
Florida Solar Energy Center and Young, William, "Functional Disaster Resistant Buildings" (2006). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 471.