Design for Adaptation: Living in a Climate-Changing World

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Even if we stopped emitting greenhouse gases tomorrow, rising global temperatures would still bring major changes to the climate system and our way of life. This article offers solutions for designing buildings that not only mitigate our impact on the global climate, but also adapt to the changes that are coming—and those that are already here.


AIA Brings 2030 Targets Down to Earth
The AIA 2030 Commitment offers architecture firms practical steps for implementing carbon-neutrality goals.

AIG Insuring for Green Building Risks
AIG’s Risk Management Green policies extend coverage for LEED-certified buildings.

LEED AP Credential Maintenance Program Launched
The Green Building Certification Institute has released credential maintenance requirements for LEED APs, including education and fees.

EPA's Portfolio Manager Slated for Improvements
The Portfolio Manager energy-management tool has been updated with new building types, new methods of counting renewable energy contributions, and new fuel types.



Product Review

Urine Separation: The Next Wave of Ecological Wastewater Treatment
Urine-separating toilets offer better treatment options for both urine and feces, and they’re coming to the U.S.

Invelope: A Breakthrough in Exterior Commercial Wall Assemblies?

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Invelope is a steel and foam panel that serves as a moisture and vapor barrier, drainage plane, and insulation while also providing a mounting system for brick veneer or terra-cotta cladding.

From the Library

The Integrative Design Guide to Green Building
This book from 7Group and Bill Reed focuses on reworking the design process to feed all of the interconnected needs of green buildings.

BackPage Primer

Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters have some downsides, but mostly offer advantages over conventional storage water heaters.