About DRN's Housing Council
The DRN Housing Council is a collaborative venture between DRN and other entities to help people build stronger and more weather-resistant homes. This includes the promotion of programs like the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety FORTIFIED Homes as well as the use of low impact development / green infrastructure strategies in dealing with storm water drainage / retention such as rain gardens, bioswales, pervious concrete, etc. The steering committee is co-chaired by Graham Brannin with the Metropolitan Environmental Trust and Charles Snyder, an engineer and IBHS FORTIFIED Home Evaluator as well as representatives from local, state, tribal, private and nonprofit entities. Much of our work overlaps with those working in the green building industry, who see the value of a home that is built to exist in harmony with the climate of Oklahoma.
Build Safe & Green...
Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)
Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa
U.S. Green Building Council
Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) Fortified Home Program
National Institute for Building Science