The Better Building Institute Has Two Missions:
To Help Prepare for the Threats Caused by Climate Change;
And to Prevent those Threats By Stopping Climate Change!How Climate Change Is Threatening Our Homes – And Our Lives
As carbon emissions raise global temperatures, our weather is becoming more severe and unpredictable. The resulting high winds, floods and wild fires have had a disastrous effect on our infrastructure (Remember Katrina, Joplin, SuperStorm Sandy and Typhoon Haiyan as a few examples). Meanwhile, extreme temperatures are causing a strain on our comfort, health, and ability to pay for the energy needed to compensate.
The 3-In-1 Solution
Making our houses stronger, safer and more efficient will not only prepare them to withstand severe weather, but will also help them require less energy to operate. And since buildings are the cause of almost half of our carbon emissions, improving their energy performance is also our biggest single weapon against climate change.
Imagine a Home Practically Immune to Tornados, Hurricanes, Fire, Flood, Mold, Termites and Even Extreme Temperatures, with Almost NO Utility Bills!
Combined with renewable energy sources, Better Building can help us withstand violent weather, allow us to ‘boycott’ fossil fuels, and end their stranglehold on our economy and environment. Rather than try to stop oil pipelines, natural gas fracking, coal burning and nuclear power, we can simply cut our energy demand and let those markets dry up. This is the ultimate goal of Better Building Institute - Please join us in our quest by letting us help you make your home as safe, secure and efficient as possible, saving you money, time, and maybe even your family’s lives!
What We Do
BBI offers a variety of High-Performance Home Design services:
· Free Seminars, to prove and explain the threats of climate change, and to show how we can prepare for or prevent them, especially in our own homes.
· Classroom education showing the available High-Performance building methods and materials, and job-skill training to become a home weatherization professional.
· Personal one-on-one High-Performance Home Design consultation to help individual homeowners improve or build a zero-energy/carbon home on their own budget.
Better Building Institute is an independent non-profit education company, not a builder or retailer, so we don’t care how much you can or cannot afford. Funding is provided through tuitions, home and energy inspections, and individual consultations. All Donations Are Appreciated, which will help us continue our work giving more free presentations, and eventually build our own demonstration and training center.
BBI has been a member of the US Green Building Council, the Sierra Club, the National Association of Home Builders Green Building Council, the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, Citizens' Climate Lobby, MoveToAmend.org, Friends of the Earth, 350.org, and the Green Party, among others.