Building at the Beach

Find green building tips, energy-saving ideas, construction material recommendations, and weatherproofing guidelines for building on the coast.


Bracing for the elements is an inevitable part of living on the coast. Here are some tips to help you build to last.

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Beach boardwalk
Photo: Courtesy of Watersound Beach

Coastal Development

A growing body of knowledge about the natural cycles of the shore factors into development along the nation's coastline. Over the years, people encroached on fragile beaches, ignoring risks to reserve front-row seats at the water's edge. But responsible developers have helped push growth safely away from the shore.

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