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See how this designer weather-proofs her home against the elements

Designers like Janna Levitt are working with innovative products and approaches to make her home more resilient

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The customized home of Janna Levitt, of LGA Architectural Partners, features a green roof to absorb heat and water, and a design to maximize natural cross ventilation.

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The living room features a stove that helps to heat the entire home, which is especially handy during power outages.

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Janna Levitt on the green roof outside her home's second-floor bedroom.

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The home does not have air conditioning, so the front of the home is obscured by trees to help keep the heat out.

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This second-floor room features large windows that allow for light and for cross-breeze to help cool the space since there is no air conditioning.

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The dining room also features large windows that allow for light to come in and for a cross-breeze.

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