Building for a changing climate

 
Hurricane proof home
This hurricane-proof home can withstand a 200 mph impact. We found this story by Nicole Jewell at Inhabitat to be very pertinent given the devastating impacts of hurricanes in 2017. Weather events are more extreme in all regions of the globe, so building for a...
Wind turbine © Jinterwas, Flickr
Last summer the 20/20 Catalysts Program kick-started a clean-energy initiative for Indigenous communities. This summer the focus will be on improving community housing. Representatives from 18 communities across Canada attended three week-long intensive sessions last summer as part of...
Ecohome's passively heated Edelweiss House
Better houses can be cheaper to live in from day one. Why build a less comfortable, and less efficient home if it actually costs more. There are probably only two general desires we share when imagining a dream house - we all want the nicest one possible for the least amount of...
Rendering of River District Sustainable housing development In Vancouver
Some forward thinking developers are designing homes that are ready to handle the more severe weather caused by a warming climate. While governments have a role in shaping and improving the built environment through zoning, development bylaws and other means, developers also play a...
How can sustainable buildings, cities, and infrastructure improve urban resiliency and offer solutions to mitigate the impacts of extreme weather events. Ice storms and flooding. Heat waves and forest fires. The world is experiencing record-breaking extreme weather events with...
Green homes climate change
Homes need to be built to withstand their specific climate variations. As weather patterns are statistically becoming more severe, our homes are facing new challenges all the time. Research shows green homes are better situated to handle extreme conditions. The U.S. Green Building...