ADAPTATION OF BUILDINGS TO CLIMATE CHANGE: THE LATEST EU TECHNICAL GUIDELINES
Recognizing the urgency and importance of adapting buildings to climate change, the European Commission published new technical guidelines on March 29, 2023, informs a post on the TEE website. This guidance aims to provide a comprehensive overview of best practice and guidelines for the construction and renovation of buildings in different climate zones in Europe. The guidance is divided into two parts: technical guidance and best practice guidance.
The technical guidance provides an overview of existing policies and standards at EU level related to adaptation in buildings. It presents an overview of the current state of building structural design standards at European and national level, with a particular focus on the climate resilience of buildings. The report also includes an overview of climate vulnerabilities and risk assessment for buildings, as well as a possible method for assessing the climate resilience of buildings.
Best practice guidelines
Accompanying best practice guidance complements the technical guidance and offers specific solutions for the climate risks that most affect the built environment. It provides technical guidance on climate adaptation measures for both new and existing buildings in different climate zones in Europe. Best practice guidance offers examples of actions that can be taken to improve building performance, providing strategies for building owners, operators, users, policy makers, engineers, architects and insurers.
Providing comprehensive guidance on the construction and renovation of buildings, the guidance aims to ensure that buildings are designed to withstand the effects of climate change, reduce their carbon footprint and provide a safe and healthy environment for occupants.
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