Quick Tips for Cities – Energy Efficiency and Climate Adaptation

Part two of Quick Tips Series: There is growing conversation among the public and private sector about what steps need to be taken to improve community resilience in the face of climate change. A very holistic approach must be taken including improving food security, investing in green infrastructure, giving a voice to vulnerable communities,  implementing…

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Quick Tips for Cities – Climate Adaptation and Insurance Companies

  Insurance companies are becoming more and more sophisticated in their ability to assess risk related to climate change  and in turn develop the appropriate products, strategies and instruments to mitigate climate risk.  They have been and are increasing their use of catastrophe models, improved long-term weather forecasts and scenario analysis to better understand their…

Overcoming the Barriers to Implementing Resilience Standards

  A few days ago, I started off a discussion on Resilience Design Standards and why they may be an important standard for both new and existing buildings to start considering. These standards are expected to help prepare buildings and infrastructure for natural disaster and man-made disaster. Discussion on resilience standards has been going on…

Resilience Design Standards – Another Option for Climate Adaptation

In the last few years, real estate property owners have started taking a closer look climate vulnerability of their properties and the cities where they conduct business. Grosvenor, one of the largest privately owned property business was curious enough to conduct their own study, titled "Grosvenor Report: Resilient Cities." This study assesses the climate vulnerability and…