Future proofing homes / 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

...Future-proofing homes for Climate Change: Anticipating future climatic challenges and constructing resilient buildings to withstand them should be an importan...

Choosing a building lot
Excavation

What to look for when buying a building lot

...homes make it impossible to locate both septic and well on a lot. This recommendation is intended to help you scratch potential lots off a list, not to confir...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...Future-proofing homes: Our society has a collective trust in its commercial building industry to provide us with homes that we assume meet some realistic stan...

Ecohome's passively heated Edelweiss House
Efficient home design

Are better insulated homes worth the money?

...homes built to meet code, and ones that perform several times better, and better is often cheaper. A bit cheaper in the short term, much cheaper in the long run...

As our climate adapts to human carbon emissions, homes have to change
Lifestyle and environment

Changing homes in a changing climate

...homes? How do we build more resilient homes? How are builders adjusting to meet these new challenges? How can we choose more suitable places to live? Wh...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Foundations and Basements

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...future renovations with flexible house design by running electrical lines and even water lines and a drain to a sensible location for a future addition. You jus...

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...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Crawl spaces

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...future renovations with flexible house desig n by running electrical lines and even water lines and a drain to a sensible location for a future addition. You ju...

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