I am not an economist, financial advisor, mortgage broker, city planner, contractor, designer or architect. I am an engineer who does extensive research and works with building science in a broad range of building types, sizes and complexities. With that in mind, know that articles on this site or taken from “How to Future Proof Your Home” are a collection of opinions based on professional knowledge and acquired through research and observation with the intent of giving consumers the principles and understanding that they require in order to cost effectively build or hire a contractor to build an efficient, comfortable, healthy and environmentally responsible home in harsh/cold climates. By understanding how to save significant energy in the coldest climates, people in warmer climates will have a rough blue print to follow as well.
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