linking disaster resistance and energy efficiency: overview
Goal: Make Homes More Resistant to Natural Disasters
Policy: Link Efforts to Improve Disaster Resistance and Energy Efficiency

How are home features that provide disaster resistance and those that provide energy efficiency related?

Measures that promote disaster resistance in homes have close links to those that promote energy efficiency. Many of the same technologies that promote energy efficiency for a home - for instance double-paned windows and seals on exterior openings - also provide greater disaster resistance. In addition, many of the types of retrofits for enhanced disaster resistance and energy efficiency involve the same components of a home (windows, roofs, doors). Therefore, many retrofits serving both purposes can be installed at the same time.

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