Future proofing / Guides

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

Resilient design features for new home construction

...future. Resilience and future-proofing in homes is about taking steps to ensure that basic human needs are provided for in adverse conditions (food, water, heat, shelter) and continues on to various levels of home protection and maintaining quality of life. Be inspired, took a look at Passive House Design here in t...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 instead of an easier past, and your home will take care of you in return. Gary Martin is a former home builder and remodeler, and now studies and teaches climate change adaptation. Now that you know more about Future proofing homes so they can withstand climate change , find more pages about sustai...

Suzlon's LEED Platinum wind power living laboratory in India
Lifestyle and environment

Green Building is accelerating around the world

...future-proofing assets (i.e., protecting against future demands, 36 percent). Not only do they see it as a benefit, global industry professionals have high expectations of the operating cost benefits of green building—51 percent believe there will be increases of 6 percent or more, and 67 percent believe they will see ...

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

...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...

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...

Choosing a building lot
Excavation

Things to look for when purchasing land for building a house

It is not illegal to sell an unbuildable lot, so buyers beware. Any number of roadblocks can prevent you from building the house you want, or any house at all, so before you make a purchase make sure you can proceed with your plans. Issues to consider before making an offer: Zoning: First check that you are allowe...

Ecohome's passively heated Edelweiss House
Efficient home design

Are better insulated homes worth the money?

There are probably only two general desires we share when imagining a dream house - we all want the nicest one possible for the least amount of money. And we want both of those things right away, rather than waiting a lifetime to see the 'payback' for noble design choices we might have made to save polar bears, bees, ...