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

...homes?" Future-proofing homes: Efficient & Resilient Since a home built today should be around at least many decades , it is worth anticipating the possible challenges we might have to face in an uncertain future climate. Resources are becoming increasingly more scarce and expensive, so the less energy you need to ...

Future proof your home by preparing and building to for climate change
Planning and Design

Homes built for Climate Disruptions: A Primer for Home Owners and Buyers

...Future proofing homes so they can withstand climate change , find more pages about sustainable and resilient green building techniques here : Resilient homes: future-proof building for a changing Climate See the most resilient home in North America What is the best insulation for a home? How muc...

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 standard of resilience. They do to an extent, but a very minor extent. Assuming the climate putters along with relative normalcy, your home will keep you warm, dry ...

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 just cap plumbing components and don’t hook electrical wires until they are needed in the future. And it should go without saying, but be sure to make a clear map ...

Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans
Grants and incentives

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

...Future-proofing homes for climate change The cost and damage from severe weather events due to climate change is four times higher in 2019 than it was ten years ago, now averaging $1.8 billion a year over the last decade. In order to build resilient homes better suited to handle climate change , the Liberal Governmen...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Crawl spaces

Should I Build on a Slab on Grade Foundation or a Crawl Space?

...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 just cap plumbing components and don’t’ hook electrical wires until they are needed in the future. And it should go without saying, but be sure to make a clear ma...

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

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

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

...homes you would likely need two of them. We don’t all have 20k burning a hole in our pockets to store power for an emergency; that’s why you don’t see a lot of them just yet, but home power storage is, in our opinion, another one of those inevitable design features of the future. Future-proofing homes With increasi...

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. Source: A 2013 Ecohome feasibility study and implementation plan for green home building in Quebec. The price of heating costs assumes baseb...

Why Building Affordable Eco Homes is Important
Efficient home design

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

...homes amidst a deep freeze and blizzard that coated homes with ice up to 3 feet thick in some places. Code-Built homes = the minimum allowed This makes building for your climate zone significantly more challenging when we don’t know with any degree of accuracy what the climate and weather patterns of the future w...

Choosing a building lot
Excavation

Things to look for when purchasing land for building a house

...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 confirm them as feasible. Unless you're a pro, don't rely on your own conclusions to declare a lot buildable. Some building lots may already have a well; if so, fin...