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Building Climate Resilience in the Okanagan – A Homeowner’s Resource Guide

Posting Date: January 1, 2019
Year Published: 2019

The guide introduces readers to the Okanagan’s unique environment and provides advice for residents and realtors on how to reduce damage to properties from flood and drought events, wildfire, and invasive species, while also reducing water, energy and landscaping costs.It also details how to improve the energy efficiency of a home; what measures to include when designing a new home; actions that community members can take to help secure the local food supply; and actions homeowners can take to protect biodiversity and at-risk wetlands.
Full Text Word Count: 86
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