07 Aug '17, 4pm

Building resilience: Adapting to a changing climate

Building resilience: Adapting to a changing climate

In this series, speakers from USGBC Northern California ’s GreenerBuilder conference , held July 13, 2017 at the Zero Net Energy Center in San Leandro, share insights from their sessions. Interested in supporting GreenerBuilder 2018 as an event sponsor or exhibitor? Contact Brenden McEneaney . Climate change is real and the impacts are here. In the last five years alone, the U.S. faced climate disasters causing $240 billion in CPI-adjusted losses. While new buildings are being constructed to handle the rise in extreme weather events, the existing building stock is left vulnerable to changing climate conditions. A study by the Multihazard Mitigation Council shows that every dollar invested in mitigation efforts can save an average of four dollars in damages. Beyond the value of avoided risk, resilient buildings provide many benefits that increase their value to both owners ...

Full article: https://www.usgbc.org/articles/building-resilience-adapti...

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