I’m very happy to announce that I’ve completed a second edition of How to Future Proof Your Home, available exclusively through the FutureProofMyBuilding.com online store.
In this second edition I elaborate on concepts discussed in the first edition using feedback from readers of the first edition. This second edition is also more complete as it includes information from the Passive House training which I studied in March of 2014.
This second edition also elaborates on how conditions in warmer climates affect the principles of building for these climates.
I also discuss how certain principles can be applied through retrofit situations.
The second edition of How to Future Proof Your Home contains approximately 30% more content than the first edition with several new topics.
New topics include:
- Updates about solar power
- Passive solar design
- Home automation
- Measurement and Management of Energy and water
- Electric Vehicles and Plugin Electric vehicles and how they can connect to your home to reduce your gasoline bill and dependence on oil
- The benefits of Modular Construction
- The Passive House standard
- LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building standard
- The Living Building Challenge
- The R-2000 standard
- Energy Star standard
Check out the 2nd Edition ebook of “How to Future Proof Your Home” available exclusively here, and let’s build a better world together.
If these topics interest you, be sure to check out Future Proof Radio in the sidebar, via podcast or broadcast live on the Voice America Variety Channel on Tuesdays at 4pm PST.
Tuesday December 16, 2014 4pm PST – Dr. Guido Wimmers, Director of the Canadian Passive House Institute will discuss how we can build our homes and society to live more sustainably while cost-effectively fighting climate change
Tuesday December 23, 2014 4pm PST – Eric Corey Freed, Vice President of the International Living Future Institute, a global hub for visionary programs, including the Living Building Challenge and Living Product Challenge
Tuesday December 30, 2014 4pm PST – Part 2 – Eric Corey Freed, Vice President of the International Living Future Institute, a global hub for visionary programs, including the Living Building Challenge and Living Product Challenge.
Tuesday January 6, 2015 4pm PST – James Glennie, President of Saskatchewan Community Wind. In this episode Shane and James discuss #Wind power, community investments, the electrical grid of the future and the changing economy.
Tuesday January 13, 2015 4pm PST – Paul Hanley, 25 year environmental columnist and author of “Eleven.” The population of the earth is projected to reach 11 Billion people by 2100. With the carrying capacity of the earth already exceeded, how can we create a sustainable world as the population continues to increase? “Every concerned citizen of this planet needs to read this book.” Yann Martel – author of Life of Pi
Tags: Energy management, Energy Star standard, EV, Home automation, LEED, Living Future Institute, Modular construction, modular homes, passive house, passive solar, PHEV, The Living Building Challenge, The R-2000 standard, Water management