Climate ready home guide
Alberta is a hot spot for extreme weather. Lightning, hailstorms, strong wind, floods and fires – they all happen here, and they happen more often, and more severely than anywhere else in Canada.
Climate change projections tell us that the risk associated with many of these extreme weather events and long-term climate trends, such as drought and changes in seasonality, is increasing.
This guide informs choices you can make during a renovation or construction project, or to your regular home maintenance to make your home more resilient to hazards that are becoming worse because of climate change.
This section identifies climate hazards becoming more likely and/or severe due to climate change, and their potential impact on your home and property. Depending on where you live in Calgary and how vulnerable your home is, you may be at greater risk.
Climate hazards and their potential impact on your home
Climate ready home handouts
- How to prepare your home for extreme heat
- How to prepare for wildfire and smoke
- How to protect your home from flood and heavy rain
Climate ready measures for the home
This section identifies key measures to reduce the impacts of the climate hazards that are becoming more likely and severe in Calgary due to climate change.
Additional resources and information
- Calgary.ca/ClimateAction provides information about other types of actions you can take to prepare for climate change impacts, as well as actions you can take to reduce your contribution to climate change.
- Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA)’s Disaster Risk Explorer provides more information about all hazards in Calgary (including those hazards that are becoming more likely and severe because of climate change).
- To learn about how to prepare and protect yourself, your family and your home from any kind of emergency in Calgary, visit Calgary.ca/GetReady.
The City of Calgary would like to acknowledge the following Partners for their contribution to the Climate Ready Home Guide content:
Disclaimer: The content of the Climate Ready Home Guide is for informational purposes only and cannot be construed as technical advice with respect to any particular building(s) or construction project(s). The Climate Ready Home Guide does not recommend or endorse specific products or companies. All products and measures should be installed by a professional contractor, according to manufacturer specifications and following all City Bylaws and codes.