Protection Pays Off
Over the last decade, climate change has made Toronto’s weather hotter. Energy prices have also risen substantially. As a result, Greenbilt’s clients has seen their investments pay off even better than they expected.
Now, climate change is causing rainfall and snow melt to cause increased flooding. The Toronto Regional Conservation Authority says that expected higher precipitation will lead to “an increase in hazardous conditions placing people and property at risk.”
Mike began to see the need for increased building resiliency against and took action. He has developed a system of integrated building defenses.
He is confident that the minimal up-front cost will save thousands of dollars in future flood damage to Greenbilt’s houses.
Also, as the cost of insurance rises if there is a flood claim, these defenses could potentially save tens of thousands in insurance premiums to Greenbilt clients.
The same thinking is behind building material choices and technologies that make the FlexPlex® resilient against tornados and other high wind events that can rip roofs and exterior cladding off the house.
Mike is sharing his knowledge by training his employees in protective home building techniques and speaking about them in media interviews and at industry events. He says, “I want to pass sustainable building practices to the next generation. I have educated myself my whole working life to be able to contribute. That is something that I am dedicated to doing.”