Building for a changing climate / Guides

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...

Building Climate Zones USA & Canada Maps Help with Specification of Homes
Planning and Design

Climate Zones in USA & Canada for Building Homes

...away. That is an example of a micro-climate, but also an example of why there are limitations to how accurate the climate zone map can be. And to say a climat...

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...

Why Building Affordable Eco Homes is Important
Efficient home design

Why building an affordable family home today means choosing to build a Green Home

...ade even the most sceptical climate-change naysayer. Building for a changing climate is a smart idea The IECC* climate zone map of the US and Canada that wa...

The EC3 Tool - Skanska - Calculating & Comparing Carbon Footprint of Buildings
Planning and Design

Calculating the Carbon Footprint of Buildings, Introducing The EC3 Calculator From Skanska

...ave signed the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda. Additionally, The United States Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of states and unincorporated se...

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 ...

Shipping Container Homes in a Warm Climate might be a good option
Tiny house

Beautiful shipping container homes - Tiny Houses in warm climates

...al staircase and upper as well as lower deck area which has partial cover from the midday sun. Fine for a warm climate tiny house, but I can't see that starcase...

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...

Low Carbon Concrete - Lowering the Carbon Footprint of Eco Homes
Concrete and masonry

Low-carbon concrete by CarbonCure Canada - lowering the carbon footprint of buildings

...and now a Canadian company may have the answer with a carbon-sequestering concrete system that appears to have the attributes ideal for general use across all b...

Reduce water consumption with residential gray water recycling systems
Plumbing and water heaters

Gray water recycling

...ay, research shows that the average Canadian generates over 300 litres of waste water each day . This statistic makes Canadians one of the highest per capita co...

Gabion walls can be used for building homes
Concrete and masonry

Gabion Walls - what is a gabion cage & how to build with them?

...and commercial buildings, and many are already using gabion walls for structures and even aesthetic accents now. So this may increasingly become a popular build...