It is obvious that the weather conditions we design homes for are rapidly and significantly changing - it simply isn’t good enough to design a home like we always have. As the most expensive item people ever are personally invested in, we need to make sure their homes are designed to handle these conditions.
This course will discuss how to design a home that responds to a changing and challenging environment, for both existing and new homes. The challenges that come with this, from technical to economic to societal, will be addressed.
- Examine the current overview of the Climate Crisis and anticipate what will happen moving forward.
- Review climate related design issues that impact homes.
- Assess resources for best practice and available certifications for Resilient Design.
- Identify specific concepts that are used to provide resilient design, including passive survivability, through a series of case studies.