Climate change adaptation for building designers

Adapting building designs for climate change is about managing the unavoidable. While there is debate around what level of adaptation is needed, there is growing awareness that design practices need to take into account predictions of increased risk and intensity of extreme events. This paper examines potential climate change effects on buildings, highlights the potential for capacity building through education, and presents examples of adaptive strategies for building design.

note summary
  1. Introduction
  2. Preparing for climate change
  3. Mitigation and adaptation
  4. Managing risk
  5. Adaptive strategies for building design
  6. When to adapt?
  7. Capacity building through education
  8. Conclusion