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Happy beavers day! How beavers and high performance builders use many of the same important techniques to building homes. photo credit

Happy National Beavers Day: How High Performance Builders Mimic Nature’s Most Ingenious Architects

As high performance builders, we are always seeking ways to improve our craft and create homes that are more efficient, resilient, and sustainable. But when it comes to designing and constructing homes that work in harmony with the environment, we have the best mentor: nature itself. On National Beaver Day, we celebrate the incredible resourcefulness and ingenuity of beavers, whose natural building techniques have inspired some of the most forward-thinking builders to create homes that are more energy-efficient, resilient, and adaptable.

What you need to know about cool roofs in your home or in buildings. How to reach net-zero and save money. Photo Credit: Robin Kutesa

Cool Roof Facts

Cool roofing is the fastest growing sector of the building industry, as building owners and facility managers realize the immediate and long-term benefits of roofs that stay cool in the sun. Studies exploring the energy efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and sustainability of cool roofs show that in warm or hot climates, substituting a cool roof for a conventional roof can have enormous benefits. Photo Credit: Robin Kutesa