Looking beyond the price tag essential to finding your climate resilient home
Today’s homebuyers have a much bigger job than just picking out the paint colours and flooring choices. Technologies like geothermal heating, solar photovoltaic panels and a myriad of other considerations can all play a part in not only the cost of the house today but the cost to operate it well into the future.
The 1980s GI Joe cartoon popularized the phrase: “knowing is half the battle.” Over decades of extensive scientific research published, criticized, and validated through grueling academic effort, we have expanded our knowledge of climate science to the point that the role of human influence on the climate system is no longer up for debate.
However, the information presented in publications such as IPCC reports are designed for systematic academic reviews, and not necessarily to guide the general public on climate action. So where can we find information to understand the best actions we can take to help reduce emissions?