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Contrary to his popular image as ruthless oil baron J.R. Ewing on TV’s Dallas, Hagman owned one of the biggest private solar energy systems in the United States and participated in several philanthropic solar projects, including the electrification of hospitals in earthquake-ravaged Haiti.
Richard P. Weiland of ICC stresses the importance of enforceable building codes in light of the one year anniversary of Haiti’s devastating earthquake.
On February 2, the Institution Recycling Network (IRN) shipped a 15,000 pound load of relief supplies, including 120 mattresses from Brown University, medical supplies from New England Baptist Hospital, and more than 2,500 liters of bottled water from Max’s Blues Café in Brockton, MA.
“Use of building safety codes results in fewer injuries and lives lost,” affirms Richard P. Weiland, Chief Executive Officer of the International Code Council.