Required: climate-proof buildings

The building industry is expected to take the consequences of climate change into account. It has already developed energy-efficient houses and offices, but how does one cope with higher temperatures and flooding?

A vanguard of architects and developers is showing the way.

There are already simple ways to construct cooler and more comfortable buildings

Climate change is presenting construction companies and project developers with a new challenge. How to build houses and offices which not only use less energy and water, but are also climate proof? According to the IPCC, we will be more often faced with hot dry periods as well as spells of high precipitation in the coming decades. As a result, architects will have to design buildings and neighbourhoods that take into consideration extra high temperatures, and periods of drought and flooding. "The building sector has already come up read more ยป

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This is an abstract of an article, published in the magazine Deltas in times of climate change.

Author of this article
Jaco Boer


Prof Andy van den Dobbelsteen
Climate Design and Sustainability
Delft University of Technology