Building Industry Helps Disaster Victims Recover | BuildingGreen

Dec 12, 2017
A representative from Angel Zayas Engineers inspecting the photovoltaic (PV) installation on the rooftop of Buena Vista Hato Rey community center in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

A representative from Angel Zayas Engineers inspecting the photovoltaic (PV) installation on the rooftop of Buena Vista Hato Rey community center in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

On the night of September 20, as Maria hammered Puerto Rico, destroying the power grid, New York architect Jonathan Marvel brainstormed with two friends who, like him, had grown up on the island. “There were no flights, no communications, but we said, ‘How can we help the most people as fast as possible with our own expertise?’”

Building Industry Helps Disaster Victims Recover | BuildingGreen
How an architectural firm, timber company, and carpenters’ union are helping communities rebuild after Maria, Harvey, and the California wildfires.
by Nancy Eve Cohen