Trending Blogs on Sustainable and Climate Resilient Homes

The Theresa Passive House in Austin

Explore the components of the first passive house-certified project in the south which helped it maintain comfortable and livable temperatures even during prolonged winter power outages. Strategies used can also help reduce damage from potential climate risks such as wildfires and strong winds.
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Resilient Design Examples

Explore climate-resilient design examples of homes designed and built/remodeled with resilience in mind. These homes perform better during extreme weather events and suffer less damage.
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Rebuilding Fire Resilient Passive Houses in Colorado

The Passive House concepts support the construction of highly energy-efficient and comfortable homes despite extreme outdoor temperatures or power failures. Those concepts also protect from flames and smoke due to wildfires and contribute to the climate resilience of the passive structures. Read how wildfire victims rebuild fire resilient passive houses in Colorado.
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Tiny and Climate Resilient

This tiny home survived hurricane Ian with no damage. Read about strategies, products, and professionals that can design and build an energy-efficient, safe, and durable home that withstands strong winds and powerful storms.
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Adaptive Reuse: Old Buildings Get a New Lease on Life

In a world where everything seems disposable, it's refreshing to see the adaptive reuse of buildings. This is the process of taking an old or abandoned building and giving it new life. It's not only less harmful to the environment, but it can also be beautiful. In recent years, there has been an increasing trend of adaptive reuse of buildings.
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Rebuild Fire Resistant Houses

Fire-resistant homes may cost more upfront, developing fireproof modular homes can save you money in the long run. Learn why & how to build a fire-resistant home.
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Earth's Tantrums

Mother Earth has a temper tantrum & humanity is caught in the middle. We need to acknowledge, empathize & learn how to give back to earth. Read more here.
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Home Deconstruction

Learn how home deconstruction can bring energy savings and climate resilience by recycling building materials. Salvage usable building materials for a better future!
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Building Codes and Climate Resilience

We take a step back to provide general information on building codes for renovations and new construction. We address the question of whether the local building codes will protect our homes from extreme weather events and the changing climate.
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Earth Homes

Earth homes are considered environmentally friendly. Are earth homes also climate-resilient? Can homes made from dirt withstand extreme weather events and a changing climate? Should Earth Construction methods and waterproof eco friendly materials should be adapted to local climates? Discover where different earth-home techniques function best.
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The Ash Creek House

Architect Leigh Overland and his wife aimed for low maintenance and a carefree house without worrying about potential climate extremes such as storms and wildfires or high insurance rates. Since they moved in, they experienced winds of up to 50 mph and fluctuating outdoor temperatures which did not affect the indoor comfortable ambiance. They continue to be impressed by the indoor warmth, and the mid-winter silence despite the strong winds, even when standing close to the windows.
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Earth Is a Gift We Must Reciprocate

Any attempt to describe the book Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer will do the book injustice. Simply read it.
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Monroe County, Path to Climate Resilience

The chief resilience officer in Monroe County, Rhonda Haag, outlined the challenging path to resilience that lies ahead for the Keys. The costly plans, backed by extensive research, aim to protect a unique county that is surrounded by the ocean, from sea level rise.
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The Black and White Beach House

The black and White Beach House is a beautiful example of a climate-resilient home. unabridged Architecture designed this residential property that was completed in 2019 and already was able to withstand Hurricane Zeta in 2020, Hurricane Ida in 2021, and smaller tropical disturbances. This project proves that proper research, design, and knowledgeable professionals, can build a climate-resilient home that protects its occupants from extreme weather.
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Kansas City, Path to Climate Resilience

Andrew Savastino, Chief Environmental Officer in the city of Kansas City, shares with us the approach, strategy, challenges, and hurdles the city faces as it is working to incorporate climate adaptation into its actions.
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Climate Zones and Resilience

When designing or retrofitting a home, understanding the overarching climate system as well as the microclimate around your home, should be one of the first steps you take.
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