FLASH, the Portland Cement Association, BASF Corporation, Huber Engineered Woods, and others have already committed to join local architect, Illya Azaroff, Director of Design +LAB architect PLLC, to help create a FORTIFIED Home™ - Hurricane Gold designated home for a deserving Breezy Point resident, Diane Hellriegel. Forced from her Breezy Point home by the wind, waves, and flooding of Superstorm Sandy, she still has not been able to return.
Diane's home will demonstrate best practice, code compliant coastal construction using a variety of strong, innovative materials. Resilience and energy efficiency are natural partners. With the help of the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), the project will demonstrate the energy efficient benefits of the home as well. A qualified HERS rater will certify the performance level of the house up-on completion.
Diane's home demonstrates best practice, code compliant coastal construction using a variety of strong, innovative materials. The home has a solid concrete foundation and an elevated living space to resist flooding and high winds, while boosting energy efficiency and fire resistance.