There are a number of ways that buildings can be impacted by climate trends and weather events.
Adapting buildings | Climate Just
If adaptation is not adequately considered, we will remain in a situation where buildings designed today will likely need upgrades within their lifetime, leading to a range of ramifications, including retrofit costs and performance-related issues.
UNEP’s new report, A Practical Guide to Climate-resilient Buildings and Communities, shows how buildings and community spaces can be constructed to increase resilience. The report also demonstrates how combining ‘grey’ building solutions with ‘green’ nature-based solutions can have promising results.