Explore new tools that support the integration of green building and climate adaptation approaches for multi-unit residential buildings.
In partnership with BC Housing, this University of British Columbia-led project has completed its investigation into how the design, construction and operations of multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs) can effectively integrate both climate mitigation and adaptation considerations. The need for this integration stems from the unintended consequences that may result from adaptation policies and practices being developed separately, or as add-ons to more established green building systems for optimizing buildings’ environmental performance.
The goal of the project was to create an integrated building adaptation and mitigation assessment (IBAMA) framework and tool for use by building industry professionals including architects, engineers, developers and owners of MURBs. Being able to identify solutions that benefit both environmental performance and climate adaptation objectives can minimize project costs and risks associated with strategies that advance one paradigm but could undermine the other.
The long-term goal is that the IBAMA framework will influence future building codes, standards, and construction best practices in BC and abroad.
Opportunity Project: Began April 15, 2019 / Project Duration: Two years.