The Resilient House provides an interactive guide
to climate change adaptation of your house with
regard to the problems that may arise from
extreme weather events.
In all likelihood, the future will bring more powerful and more
frequent periods of rainfall to Denmark, longer heathwaves and
overall more precipitation in the form of rain and snow.
Cloudbursts and sudden thawing typically affect home owners and
their basements most severely, as large quantities of water pool up
near houses. The Danish Nature Agency is therefore offering this
'interactive house' wizard which offers advice on how to protect
your home against climate change.
The Resilient House includes six scenes in and around the
house: Three scenes outside the house, one in the living room,
one in the basement, and one that deals with precautionary measures
in relation to cloudbursts.
In each scene you can click to select different spots in the scene
representing an extreme weather issue. There is a description
linked to each spot of the problem and solutions. For example, in a
scene outside the house you can click on a stormwater infiltration
bed for information about the best way to lead stormwater away from
the outer walls and foundations of your house.
Individuals and homeowners can find inspiration in The Resilient
House to become more alert to problems associated with extreme
weather events, before they occur on their property. There may be a
huge financial benefit to reap, because prevention clearly makes
much more sense than cleaning up and repairing damage.
The Resilient House has been developed by the Danish Nature Agency
in collaboration with Thomas CGI design, Operate, the Danish Energy
Agency and the Danish Building Research Institute.