EU releases guidance on adapting buildings to climate change
The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate Action has just released technical guidance on climate change adaptation in our building stock. The guidance synthesises existing methods, specifications, best practices and advice for climate-resilient buildings and is broken down into two separate reports. The first report provides readers with an overview of existing EU-level policies and standards relating to adaptation in buildings, summarises the status quo at a European and national level and touches on existing approaches to assess building resilience. A separate report then delves into best practice examples of climate change adaptation in the building stock, showing practical solutions towards enhancing resiliency. Both reports are now available for download.