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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

...Future-proofing homes for Climate Change: Anticipating future climatic challenges and constructing resilient buildings to withstand them should be an important consideration when building any new home - but we're often told that "a Green Home costs more", and too many people then decide in the face of resistance from...

Why Building Affordable Eco Homes is Important
Efficient home design

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

...future-proof your home There has always been mockery of the fringe element of society who stock-pile canned goods and ammo for Y2K, super-volcano eruptions or alien invasions , but many of those off-grid preppers with solar panels, greenhouses and future-proofed resilient homes just don’t seen as crazy anymore. (Exce...

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

...proof of a proper refrigerant charge of the system. Materials & Resources (MR) 1.1 Framing order waste factor limit: Limit the overall estimated waste factor of framing materials to 10% or less, and provide detailed documentation. 2.1 FSC-certified tropical woods: Provide proof that any tropical woods found i...

Why Electric Heating Systems are Best for Sustainable Homes
Heating with electricity

Heating with Electricity - The Best Choice for High Efficiency & Zero Energy Homes?

...future, or how reliable they will be. So, beyond reducing the carbon footprint of homes to mitigate the effects of climate change, there is still the issue of what is the most affordable heating system for a house, and the most sustainable for the future. Is buying a new gas furnace a good idea? A gas furnace may l...

LEED Platinum prefabricated home Kit
LEED Homes

LEED® Platinum prefab kit home has superior air quality and performance

...proof of the environmental performance of the house. My children, from the millennial generation, insisted that we make a house for the future. I think we succeeded! E: Can you share any comments on your experience with the LEED certification process? RS: It is important that the process be rigorous and independent...

Solar Electricity Generation & Storage with no Batteries, Azelio
Renewable energy

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

...future. Future-proofing homes With increasing global uncertainties in terms of climate change and the "out of our control" destabilization of markets, economies and governments, there is a sub-culture of off-grid preppers that seem less and less nuts to the mainstream population with each passing day. Proof is in...

Smart sewage backup device
Plumbing and water heaters

Sewage backup flood prevention and water leak notification on your device - our products of the month

...Future-proofing homes: building for a changing climate Slab-on-grade: flood proof frost protected shallow foundations Basement renovations - how to prevent mold

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

Gray water recycling

...Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages

Gabion walls can be used for building homes
Concrete and masonry

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

...Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages

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

...Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction And to see more guide page in the EcoHome Green Building Guides for Sustainable Buildings

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction and reap the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here .