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Resilient home construction - Kenogami House of the Year
Efficient home design

"The Most Resilient House in North America"

...Resilient Design Institute based in Brattleboro, Vermont, as "The most resilient house in North America." Among his many initiatives, Alex Wilson is an aut...

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Alex and Jerelyn Wilson's Vermont farm
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Creating a farm and building a resilient lifestyle

...Resilient Design Institute , Alex Wilson is an internationally renowned authority on resilience in home design. Beyond just homes, 'resilience' can in a way des...

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Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...design of this home was to make it as durable, efficient and autonomous as possible. Many of the design features are original, and these technologies very new t...

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Green homes climate change
Lifestyle and environment

Green buildings are better situated to handle climate extremes

...designed for a specific range of conditions, such as peak temperature, storm surge and average precipitation. Climate change has the potential to undermine some...

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Building in flood plains
Lifestyle and environment

Future-proofing homes: building for a changing climate

...design can result in a more resilient home, which will last longer and add value.

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Lifestyle and environment

Emergency preparedness guide for homes

...Resilient Home Design’ for more information. For more information on home safety and local emergency services visit the Government of Canada’s Get Prepared we...

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Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...Resilient Design Institute . The following is a brief description of his vision, and the steps our team took as designers, builders and homeowners to meet ...

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The passive solar home in Lac Kenogami, Quebec
Passive solar home design

Ecohome design wins House of the Year Award from Green Builder® Magazine

...design and technology, called "The Most Resilient House in North America" by Alex Wilson, founder of the Resilient Design Institute. The PSI program is the...

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Techniques for reducing sound transmission in buildings
Insulation and soundproofing

Controlling sound transmission in buildings

...design you are using does not give good sound insulation and so is not considered. For example, there are no resilient channels and gypsum board is attached dir...

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Flexible 'solar glitter' from Mpower Technologies
Solar photovoltaic

Flexible PV 'solar glitter' panels coming soon

...resilient design means a longer life and that makes them cheaper in the long run. The cost of solar technologies has dropped by 70% over the last seven years, a...

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Where to place solar panels
Renewable energy

Where to place solar panels

...design to passively heat your home, or active solar which involves mechanical solar panel systems. Solar panels can be either thermal (which transfer heat ...

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