Last edited 09 Dec 2020

BREEAM Adaptation to climate change


[edit] Aim and benefits

The aim of this credit is to identify how extreme weather conditions arising from climate change may affect the building's fabric and structure, and to mitigate against these effects.

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.

[edit] When to consider

An initial climate change adaptation strategy appraisal (catchy) must be produced during RIBA Stage 2.

The recommendations from the appraisal should be implemented in to the design during RIBA Stages 3 and 4.

[edit] Step by step guidance

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[edit] Questions to ask while seeking compliance

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[edit] Tools and resources

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 UK Climate Change Projections have data for various predicted future scenarios for climate change.

The wikipedia article is actually quite informative, and contains a lot of useful links.

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.

[edit] Tips and best practice

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[edit] Typical evidence

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[edit] 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.

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--Multiple Author Article 22:13, 21 Apr 2018 (BST)

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