A Durablity Index For Home Building?

Is there a way for a home buyer to know not only what a home is made of, but how well the home is built?  Should there be?

"At the "Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) Annual Meeting being held in Orlando Florida on October 6-8, 2010, a group of government, industry, and corporate leaders as well as a variety of Subject Matter Experts will finalize ongoing work to define the features and performance standards for the Durable and Green house of the future."

This work is expected to eventually result in a Durability index, a result that could have major marketing implications if the index gains wide acceptance.

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FLASH is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to promoting disaster safety and property loss mitigation.