To stop the Devastation around the world because of the building design practices is my Mission! For the true way for Preservation to be workable, is to stop the Devastation we create through these practices. Case in point, the antonym of Devastation is Preservation! Stop the Devastation of our communities and start Preserving them, Build to Flow with Nature not Resist "IT"!

To be or not to be

To be or not to be
Again & again

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Square an't there! Build to live not to die!

Column: Why the extreme weather? –

How do you think a underground shelter will fair here?
2/3 of our planet is water and the icecaps are melting,
we must think different by looking to nature for true design. 

Here we see the truth of underground shelters. I stress to you all to LOOK hard at the world around you. You cannot call it a shelter if it does not truly shelter you from nature’s natural flow, whether it is sun, rain, snow, tornado, flood, hurricane, earthquake, tsunami, etc. 
Just think of it this way, NATURE disasters are a NATURAL occurrence in our world, so how come it is called a disaster? Would it be because everything built in our world is built to RESIST NATURE? To resist nature is to be at war with nature. We must instead learn to build to flow with nature and not to resist it.
Now I would like to put forth a challenge to the academic community on testing the theories presented within this Blog. Please try to prove me wrong! I say Building code change is the key to true green building design and the sustainability we so desperately need.  This new building code is the Natural Disaster Environmental History Code (N.D.E.H. Code).  Read up, ponder, study, learn, change is needed.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Read up on your Natural Disaster Environment History Code (N.D.E.H. Code)

What is it going to take for the people of our world to understand it is time for change? Change in the way we build our homes, business, factories, communities, infrastructures!
You can find out for yourself what is happening in our world when speaking of Natural Disasters:

Scientists: Global Warming ‘Very Likely’ Caused Recent Extreme Weather Disasters: Extreme weather events over the past decade have increased and were “very likely” caused by man-made global warming, a study in the journal Nature Climate Change said on Sunday. “Scientists at Germany’s Potsdam Institute for Climate Research used physics, statistical analysis and computer simulations to link extreme rainfall and heat waves to global warming,”

Sunday, August 5, 2012

How do you build differently?

If when designing said structure one could look to nature for inspiration. Eggs of all kinds and larva are good examples. Shells of any types are another one worth considering. Then make sure there is no outer-parts of the building that your fingers can catch on, for if your fingers can, so can wind and water. Furthermore, a two part foundation known as a saddleback foundation system (coined by me) can be installed. This is where when digging the hole for the foundation you place culvert pipe in the base of the hole, laying the pipe under the foundation for drainage. This pipe leads the water away from the structure to an underground manmade reservoir (Dome over stone, sand with screen and then an upside-down dome to catch water at base). In doing this, floodwaters will no longer be the threat they are today.Then a pour in-place foundation is to be set, than a prefab basement unit in to place and home will be attached to. Telescopic piping could also be implemented at the proper structural points of the poured foundation (saddle) and attached to the prefab basement that is cradled there in. Reasoning is, when floodwater rises, the structure will be secure horizontally and yet able to rise vertically safely. When floodwaters reach their max, pins can be put in to place in the piping to secure the structure so that the sub-foundation (saddle) can be cleaned and the structure lowered back in to place. In flashflood / drought zones, this would be an asset to the community that has no water during the summer months.
I hope this help give a better understanding of how to “Build to flow with nature and not to resist it.” Thanks goes to for their inquiry, hope this answers your question and at the same time helps inform others to the ways of building to live and not to die. All inquiry welcome, all answers free! I am only here to serve the people of our world.
Mary K. Butler

Friday, August 3, 2012

We must work together

I had an opportunity to be a guest writer when speaking of disasters and the affect's on our world and its people, so please look it up!
The true “World War” is against Nature- A natural disaster post