Comprehensive guide helps tenants, owners, governments and communities prepare for the realities of climate change
- Strategies to promote Passive Habitability when a home loses power to enable residents to stay in their homes.
- Site-specific strategies that utilize vegetation and green infrastructure in addition to the standard grey infrastructure most commonly used to mitigate flooding.
The manual is designed as an interactive workbook, with detailed annotated diagrams that cover everything from what types of vegetation can best withstand storms and protect properties (p. 83), to the difference between various types of nails and fasteners (p. 203) to how to choose a cistern to collect rainwater (p. 340). Keep Safe includes 28 strategies for mitigating key risks, grouped into 12 chapters that range from building protection to passive habitability, water management, energy and emergency preparedness. Each strategy includes step-by-step instructions for implementation, accompanied by photographs, how-to diagrams, infographics, key information and supporting strategies.
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