Mitigation Saves! What's Next?
Communities across the United States are facing the devastating effects of more frequent and severe extreme weather events. Our nation’s annual catastrophe losses now average $106 billion—about 8% of all the construction put in place in an average year. We can lower our disaster costs by preparing in advance for future disasters and by incentivizing resilient construction and sharing resources among private and government stakeholders. The panel will present the findings from a recently released report on resilience incentivization, talk about national policies in climate change and building code strategies, and share conversations in the finance, insurance, and building science industry.Session presentation