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Last edited 15 Feb 2018
BREEAM Adaptation to climate change
 Aim and benefits
Please note, many other credits in BREEAM look at various aspects of climate change - such as POL 03 - Flood Risk, HEA 04 - Thermal Comfort and as such this credit ONLY relates to building fabric and structure.
 When to consider
The recommendations from the appraisal should be implemented in to the design during RIBA Stages 3 and 4.
 Step by step guidance
 Questions to ask while seeking compliance
Bill Gethings has produced significant work on climate change, which is clear and accessible. The following book may be of significant help for designers looking for background information Bill Gething and Katie Puckett - Design for Climate Change
The Mayor of London's Climate Change Adaptation Strategy contains good background information, and recommendations for buildings in London. While the recommendations are designed for a larger scale (e.g. to combat the urban heat island effect), many also provide benefit on a microscale.
 Tips and best practice
 Typical evidence
 Applicable Schemes
The guidelines collated in this ISD aim to support sustainable best practice in the topic described. This issue may apply in multiple BREEAM schemes covering different stages in the life of a building, different building types and different year versions. Some content may be generic but scheme nuances should also be taken into account. Refer to the comments below and related articles to this one to understand these nuances. See this document for further guidelines.
- (eg) International New Construction 2016
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