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RIBA Climate Guide

Author/EditorHasman, Mina (Author)
Publisher: RIBA Publishing
ISBN: 9781914124471
Pub Date01/04/2023
BindingPaperback
Pages280
Dimensions (mm)250(h) * 210(w)
A holistic guide for you and your practice to deliver sustainable projects and meet the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge.
€47.32
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Climate change is a threat to humankind, which requires immediate action.



The built environment has a vital role to play in responding to the climate and biodiversity emergencies. There is a pressing need for architects and industry professionals to acquire the requisite skills and knowledge to design buildings that deliver holistic sustainable outcomes, meeting the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge and mandatory competence in climate literacy.



Equipping you with the key information that built environment professionals require to halt climate change and mitigate its impacts in your day-to-day work, this book is organised around six overarching topics:





Human Factors
Circular Economy
Energy and Carbon
Water
Ecology and Biodiversity
Connectivity and Transport



Featuring images and original illustrations, each themed section will guide you through fundamental elements and competencies for creating an integrated sustainable design and delivery framework that can be implemented by you in your practice.



Contextualising the climate emergency within the built environment landscape, the book maps out the essential background knowledge around climate science, international agreements, legislations, commitments and roadmaps. It explores shared themes of retrofit, disaster risk resilience and climate justice, among others.



A collection of short, building- and urban-scale case studies present key takeaways, illustrating real-life applications of design strategies and industry-wide tools, as well as standards that are deployed in climate-conscious built environments all around the world.

Climate change is a threat to humankind, which requires immediate action.



The built environment has a vital role to play in responding to the climate and biodiversity emergencies. There is a pressing need for architects and industry professionals to acquire the requisite skills and knowledge to design buildings that deliver holistic sustainable outcomes, meeting the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge and mandatory competence in climate literacy.



Equipping you with the key information that built environment professionals require to halt climate change and mitigate its impacts in your day-to-day work, this book is organised around six overarching topics:





Human Factors
Circular Economy
Energy and Carbon
Water
Ecology and Biodiversity
Connectivity and Transport



Featuring images and original illustrations, each themed section will guide you through fundamental elements and competencies for creating an integrated sustainable design and delivery framework that can be implemented by you in your practice.



Contextualising the climate emergency within the built environment landscape, the book maps out the essential background knowledge around climate science, international agreements, legislations, commitments and roadmaps. It explores shared themes of retrofit, disaster risk resilience and climate justice, among others.



A collection of short, building- and urban-scale case studies present key takeaways, illustrating real-life applications of design strategies and industry-wide tools, as well as standards that are deployed in climate-conscious built environments all around the world.

Mina Hasman is a practising architect, an environmental engineer, and a strong advocate for addressing climate change. She challenges the norms and contributes to the wider climate change, sustainability, wellbeing, and equity debate, as well as actions in her role as the Sustainability Lead at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, a subject matter expert at numerous international organisations and as a tutor at various academic institutions. Passionate about education, collaboration and co-creation, Hasman is the founder of the global, transdisciplinary initiative, the Climate Framework, whose mission is to upskill and build collective capacity, across the built environment sector and related academia, for climate action. The taxonomy of the Framework was officially adopted by the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2020, to formulate their 'Climate Literacy Knowledge Schedule', which this book is structured around.

About the Author Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Global and Built Environment Climate Fundamentals Climate Fundamentals International Legislations, Agreements, Frameworks, Roadmaps and Plans for Action Risks and Opportunities in a Net Zero Economy Sustainable Urbanism, Architecture and Engineering Built Environment Policy, Legislation, Regulations, Commitments, Frameworks, Benchmarks and Construction Industry Guidance 2. Sustainable Outcomes and Common Threads Outcome-based Briefing, Design, Delivery and Management of the Built Environment Retrofit (Adaptation and Reuse) Planning for (Climate) Extremes, Disaster Risk, Resilience/Robustness, Redundancy and Adaptation Climate Justice, Equitable and Inclusive Design Procurement, Process, Life Cycle Costing, Research and Innovation 3. Human Factors Health, Wellbeing and Comfort Biophilic and Sensory Design User Experience Design and Occupant Behaviour Communities, Interconnectivity and Inclusion Social Value 4. Circular Economy Resource Efficiency, Sufficiency and Geographic Implications Designing for Change (Flexibility and Adaptability) and Regeneration Waste as a 'Resource' Environmental and Health Impacts of Materials and Waste Responsible and Ethical Sourcing 5. Energy and Carbon Passive Design Active Design: Environmental Systems and Technologies Whole Life Carbon Impacts (for Retrofit and New Build) Offsetting and Carbon/Offset Credits Iterative and Integrated Design and Delivery Process 6. Water Water Cycles, Sources, Stresses, Quality and Management Water Recycling and Reuse Rainwater Harvesting, Stormwater Management and Sustainable Urban Drainage Water Pollution on Land and in Aquatic Habitats Impacts of Climate Change (Water-related Hazards and Disasters) 7. Ecology and Biodiversity Biodiversity and Net Gain Nature-based Solutions Land Use and Urban Density Bioregional Planning and Biophilic Urbanism Sustainable Food Production and Urban Food Systems 8. Connectivity and Transport Site Selection, Location and Urban Ecosystems Compact Development and Walkability Regional and Local Infrastructure and Planning Low Carbon Transport and Multimodal Transportation Networks Planning for Future of Transportation

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