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Investing in Resilience

January 25, 2018 14:55
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently issued its annual report on the damage caused by natural disasters during the past year. Not surprisingly, 2017 holds the unwelcome record of being the most damaging year since NOAA began tracking these statistics. Sixteen natural disasters during 2017 each caused more than $1 billion in damage, and account collectively for a total of $306.2 in losses. While this statistic is staggering enough, it does not account for the destruction caused by smaller, but still powerful, natural events.

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Resilient Schools, Safe Children

August 15, 2017 21:00
A just-released FEMA report sounds the alarm that many of the nation’s fifty million school children are at risk because of aging school buildings, or buildings that do not meet basic resilience standards to withstand a natural disaster. To help protect vulnerable school buildings, as well other critical structures in areas threatened by natural disasters, ERA is stepping up its efforts to provide information about resilient roofing systems. Our website, EpdmTheResilientRoof.com, offers specifics about designing an installing a resilient roof, and the unique characteristics of EPDM that can help to ensure that a roofing system will withstand a natural disaster.

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Resilience recommended to Trump Administration

July 01, 2017 16:42
The prestigious National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), has issued a series of recommendations to the Trump Administration, and resilience is at the top of their agenda. ERA welcomes any action that would make mitigation financially advantageous, protect resources that are now being spent on disaster cleanup and – even more important – save lives that might otherwise be lost in a natural disaster.

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Congressional briefings on infrastructure

May 01, 2017 15:07
Congressional briefings to focus on Building a Secure and Resilient National Infrastructure The Washington based Environmental and Energy Study Institute will be hosting a series of five briefings for Congress in Washington DC over the next four months. State/Federal Emergency preparedness, coastal flooding, national security impacts, and development of resilient building/construction materials will headline separate briefing sessions is over this time. http://www.eesi.org/

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ERA Leadership Participates in White House Conference on Resilient Buildings

May 16, 2016 18:45
Earlier this month, ERA leadership was represented at the White House Conference on Resilient Building Codes. Once again, the Conference was a reminder that EPDM membranes deliver superior performance in this new environment that values energy-efficiency, sustainability and – now, more than ever, resilience.

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