Authors Posts by Chris Chopik

Chris Chopik

Chris Chopik works with Sage Real Estate in Toronto, with a career focus on the nexus of sustainability and housing. He is a futurist currently working on strategic design solutions @OCADU_SFI; the Future of Seniors Housing in Canada.


My approach to dealing with the depressing realities of this “era of climate change” has been to try to create hope for people around me, especially for my children.


The National Association of Realtors (NAR) chose the perfect location for its recent invitation-only Sustainability Summit 2019 – New Orleans.


If you think your market is not susceptible to flooding, you are mistaken. The new reality is that the storms of the future will bring more rain, faster, more often. Your clients are at risk. 

CREB has integrated floodplain maps with its MLS system.


Home owners, businesses and governments have a shared responsibility to create flood resiliency. Rain is the climate change that hits the ground. Flood and drought are two sides of the same coin.


Today's changing weather patterns have resulted in a dramatic shift in property risk. Here’s how you can help your buyers and sellers deal with the threat.

Storm water liability and risk


Insurers warn that storm water related property damage is quickly becoming the most prevalent insurance risks for homeowners. Basement flooding is one of the most common weather-related property damage claims. What can you do to protect clients from liability?


With the stacked benefits of comfort, efficiency and health, there is a growing consumer interest in radiant heat.