Futureproof Green Buildings by adapting to projected climate conditions
Green buildings that do not consider future climate conditions are not as energy efficient or as sustainable as they could be
This idea is captured in all our green building policy work, particularly our emphasis on passive design.
Trevor Murdock commented
The passive design guidelines only go as far as the LOCAL climate, not as far as the FUTURE climate. The only examples I know of that have actually done this are in the UK.
AdminCOVSustainableDevel (Admin, CG2020) commented
Have you seen the City's Passive Design Toolkits? These offer best practices for designing buildings that respond to our local climate, take advantage of passive lighting, heating, cooling and ventilation and rely less on mechanical HVAC systems. http://vancouver.ca/sustainability/PassiveDesignGuidelines.htm
@Trevor Murdock, can you please expand on this? Do you have examples of green buildings that are considering future climate conditions?