Tag: climate

Planning Ahead for Climate Change With The Global Resiliency Dialogue

May 01, 2021

As climate change makes it impossible for code developers to rely entirely on historical data, code creators and researchers are looking elsewhere in an effort to keep looking forward. The Global Resiliency Dialogue is a joint initiative “to inform the development of building codes that draw on  both building science and climate science to improve […]

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Cool Roofs for a Warming World

March 01, 2021

Why We Need Cool Roofs and What to Consider When Planning to Install Them By Kurt Shickman Rising temperatures are fast becoming the key challenge for our cities and urbanized areas. The effects of heat have negative outcomes for people’s health and well-being, social equity, energy use and peak demand, resilience of health, transportation and […]

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Codification Efforts on the Climate-Resilient Design of Commercial Roofs and Wall Assemblies

September 01, 2019

By Dominique Lefebvre, Marianne Armstrong, Bas Baskaran, and Michael Lacasse Abstract This article highlights recent Canadian advancements towards codification efforts on the climate-resilient design of commercial roofs and wall assemblies. The roofing advancements on climate resilience have led to the drafting of a new standard—CSA A123.26, Performance Requirements for Climate Resilience of Low Slope Membrane […]

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Resiliency Importance in Relation to Disasters

September 01, 2019

According to the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), in 2017, the U.S. suffered 16 natural disasters costing $1 billion or more and totaling over $300 billion in damages. In 2018, there were 14 such disasters. As of July 9, 2019, there were six weather and climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each […]

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