Posts Tagged ‘ Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety ’

IBHS Launches Fortified Home™-Hurricane Program

Aug 26th, 2014

The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) launched a construction program designed to strengthen homes against the high winds and wind-driven rain of hurricanes. The program, Fortified Home™- Hurricane, was launched in conjunction with the 22nd anniversary of Hurricane Andrew on August 24. “Andrew devastated southern Florida and was the second costliest hurricane […]

House Passes Bill to Reauthorize National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program

Jul 17th, 2014

Capitol

The House of Representatives passed a bill this week that calls for an amendment of the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act of 2004. The bill, the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization of 2013 (H.R. 1786), authorizes funding for increased research to reduce the vulnerability of homes and businesses to wind-related hazards. The bill was […]

IBHS Meets with White House on Resilience and Mitigation Issues

Jul 3rd, 2014

A group of property/casualty insurance senior executives and CEOs met with senior White House officials last week to discuss resilience, property mitigation and related issues. Julie Rochman, CEO of the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), a research firm dedicated to making homes more resistant to extreme weather damages, was in attendance. “As […]

IBHS Educates at IBS Show

Jan 25th, 2013

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) partnered with the National Institute for Building Science (NIBS) to teach a unique class about the science of building high performance homes at the 2013 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. “We want people to understand that how they choose to make a home sustainable may […]