What is a Resilient Home?
Our goal is to enhance your understanding of your home's resiliency to help you make choices to improve your situation.
A Resilient home allows you to prepare for emergencies, shelter-in-place for a period, and quickly recover. Typical characteristics include:
Durability - construct (or renovate) for passive survivability and faster recovery
- flood proofing or raised floor construction
- wind resistance and natural storm water mitigation
- landscape and tree protection while reducing structural and exterior damage
Energy Efficiency – using less energy for comfort and survivability.
- lower carbon emissions by burning fewer fossil fuels to mitigate impacts of a warming planet
- on-site renewable energy technologies to cover power outages
Mitigation of Chronic Stressors & Acute Shocks, including -
- A hotter, more humid Houston
- poor urban air quality
- long commute times
- more severe storms and climate shocks
The Diagnostic Toolkit
|Respond to the eight quick questions on the next page to calculate your score|
|Use your score to diagnose where you are currently on your resilient journey|
Review the actions, resources, and consider your options for enhancing your resilient journey
** Select all answers that apply to you **