Severe weather / Guides

Rendering of River District Sustainable housing development In Vancouv
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver developer leads the way to more sustainable communities

While governments have a role in shaping and improving the built environment through zoning, development bylaws and other means, developers also play a large r...

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

Changing homes in a changing climate

...weather events are also changing our approach to urban planning; unfortunately this change is coming the hard way, in retrospect. In the past when an area flood...

Lifestyle and environment

Emergency preparedness guide for homes

...severe weather events as our climate changes, and all evidence points to that trend continuing. Here we have a list of ways to prepare yourself in the event of ...

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

Creating a farm and building a resilient lifestyle

...weather events are becoming more frequent and severe, resources like energy, food and water are becoming more and more scarce in some areas, and a growing world...

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

...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 o...

Choosing between OSB or Plywood for house sheathing for Roofs, Walls & Floors.
Wood and organic materials

Which is better, OSB or Plywood for Roofs, Walls & Floors?

...weather resistive barrier (WRB) you install next, and those range from about 5 or 6 perms to up around 60 perms. Here is an example of that, assuming the 2 pe...

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...severe stains and damage on drywall while other times you will need to completely remove the damaged drywall and replace it – especially if it becomes badly aff...