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...

As our climate adapts to human carbon emissions, homes have to change
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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy
Concept and design

Building science for LEED v4 wall design 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 thi...

Resilient Homes, why they're important in dealing with Climate Change
Lifestyle and environment

Resilient Homes; Why we need to build to withstand climate change events

...a surface temperatures, that’s just astronomical,” said Rick Thoman, a climate specialist at the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy . Can we affo...

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

Creating a farm and building a resilient lifestyle

...an age in place), and resilience. Renovating (really rebuilding) the house cost a lot more than we had anticipated and took a lot longer than expected—a nearl...

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...

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 we...

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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