E13 - Climate Adaptive Design

Thursday, November 15 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM | 183C « Back

Abstract Text:

Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and more extreme with climate changes. In the wake of Superstorm Sandy in 2012, and the recent events in Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico, and California, we are facing the challenge of how to better prepare in the future through design and planning. This interactive discussion will highlight best practices for resilient design. These solutions apply to all areas where climate change is affecting the environment. Extreme Temperature, Wind, Rain, Storms, Water - too much or too little - will be addressed. The discussion will provide a framework to address specific issues such as sea level rising, wet and dry flood-proofing, and fire-retardant strategies, through a series of residential case studies of varied scale. Through an interactive discussion the attendees will take part in moving beyond code solutions and illuminate further climate adaptation design techniques. Understanding future climactic change will be discussed as a framework for where we need to go next, addressing ways to integrate resilient strategies in adaptive design through LEED v4 BD+C New Construction and Major Renovation. Identifying credits in the Sustainable Sites, Location and Transportation, and Energy and Atmosphere categories provides attainable design solutions in achieving and maintaining LEED ratings.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will learn to conduct analysis to identify climate hazards to input on design, construction and operations through.

Participants will be able to identify synergy between utility efficiency, sustainability and how it relates to resilience design, construction and operations.

Participants will gain a better understanding of strategies and details to design for resiliency and climate change.

Participants will learn about issues raised by hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, and fires in California and how these issues are being responded to.

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Education Tracks: Natural Considerations in Sustainable Design

Event Type: Core Education Program > Session