Disaster Recovery and Building Reconstruction
DOE is working to encourage cost-effective, durable, and energy-efficient building reconstruction in areas struck by natural disasters, including the Gulf Coast region, which continues to recover from the effects of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. The Building Technologies Program offers information and resources for state and local officials, builders, and consumers, as well as training opportunities on building technologies and designs that can make a long-term difference in areas vulnerable to natural disasters. When applied, these technologies can result in safer, healthier, more economically viable communities that are less susceptible to disaster.
To address needs in the Gulf Coast region, DOE's Building Technologies Program is partnering with State Energy Offices (SEOs) to encourage regional exchange of information and best practices. DOE and the SEOs are also partnering with the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, local universities, and local extension services to utilize their ready-made capacity for educational program delivery.
In addition, the Building Technologies Program is partnering with its national Building America network of building scientists, energy analysts, and builder training professionals to provide technical assistance, training workshops, building plan review, and information services.
To help advance information exchange, click on the links below for relevant resources and information for state and local officials, builders, and consumers. In addition, you'll find resources on training opportunities.
- Resources for State and Local Officials
- Resources for Residential Builders
- Resources for Commercial Builders
- Resources for Consumers
- Resources for Businesses (PDF 456 KB). Download Adobe Reader.