Building for a changing climate / Guides

Green homes climate change
Lifestyle and environment

Green buildings are better situated to handle climate extremes

...asters. “Green Building and Climate Resilience: Understanding Impacts and Preparing for Changing Conditions” describes potential adaptive strategies available t...

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Building in flood plains
Lifestyle and environment

Future-proofing homes: building for a changing climate

...anes, tornadoes and wildfires are almost exactly double what they were just a few decades ago. The potential challenges a house may face will vary by clima...

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As our climate adapts to human carbon emissions, we will need to adapt
Lifestyle and environment

Changing homes in a changing climate

...ave a large event like a rain, wind, an earthquake, or a combination of these. An unfortunate reality that we are facing is that climate change is making storm ...

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Suzlon's LEED Platinum wind power living laboratory in India
Lifestyle and environment

Green Building is accelerating around the world

...for energy, water and waste, green buildings can also lower building costs and create a building that holds its value for longer than comparable non-green build...

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Ontario climate change action plan
Grants and incentives

Ontario announces ambitious climate change action plan to reduce emissions

...at are more geared towards walking, cycling and public transportation Protect natural areas and agricultural lands from urban sprawl Provide financial incentive...

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Alex and Jerelyn Wilson's Vermont farm
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Creating a farm and building a resilient lifestyle

...ad been thinking a lot about resilience and what exactly that meant for a rural landowner. We had done a good job with the house, and we are planning how to pro...

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Rendering of River District Sustainable housing development In Vancouv
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver developer leads the way to more sustainable communities

...anada for Homes Program Leader and collaborates with the LEED Canada for Homes Technical Committee to deliver the LEED Canada for Homes program. Chris has a kee...

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Concept, design and architecture

Building science made easy - video

...ayer is sandwiched between layers of insulation where it can perform best in a wildly varying climate like we have in Canada. There are many advantages to ...

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Wind turbine © Jinterwas, Flickr
Lifestyle and environment

Clean energy infrastructure and efficient-housing for Canada's Indigenous communities

...Atlantic to the Pacific and into the Arctic, Canada’s First Peoples are embracing clean energy as a powerful force for change and are partnering, owning, and op...

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Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation on Campbell Island,
Passive House

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation in British Columbia

...climate data base available at the Passive House Institute, and the fact that Campbell Island gets its power from a diesel generator. Architectural details...

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Rendering of the Ecohome demonstration house
Efficient home design

Ecohome Demo House: High performance, affordable cost

...age heat the way we are used to seeing, you may only need a small centralized heat source such as a single electric radiator, purchased and installed for perhap...

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