The Resilience STAR™ initiative, piloted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), recognizes homes that are voluntarily built or remodeled to include design features that are both affordable and scientifically proven to enhance resilience to make the homes more resistant to specific natural hazards.

Further Reading

Shining A Light On Safety - Resilience Star Tackles Improving Ways We Build Single-Family Homes, by Jamie Farny, PCA Marketing Manager Buildings, Concrete Homes magazine, November 2014, 5 pages.

Resilience Star Project Showcases Homes Designed to Withstand Disaster, Christina Steube, The Sun-Herald, Sept. 23, 2014. The Department of Homeland Security implemented the program to build home with design features proven to withstand natural disasters.

First Resilience Star Homes Named on Gulf Coast, by Bill Riales, News 5, Sept. 14, 2014