Climate change adaptation design resources

The effects of climate change pose significant challenges for the built environment. Will mechanical systems provide cool air on the record-breaking hottest day? Will gutters, downspouts and drainage systems have the capacity for sustained heavy rain?

Will the buildings you design today be able to accommodate environmental conditions in 30 years? 80 years?  

Use these resources as a guide to help prepare your building to handle potential changes in our climate. Some examples of the resources include simulation tools to assist with the visualization of environmental impacts on buildings, and case studies and processes that illustrate examples and models for assessing vulnerabilities.

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