Buildings: climate change

Guan, Lisa and Chen, Guangnan (2012) Buildings: climate change. In: Encyclopedia of environmental management. Taylor & Francis (CRC Press), New York, NY. United States, pp. 457-463. ISBN 9781439829271


The cycling interaction between climate change and buildings is of dynamic nature. On one hand, buildings have contributed significantly to the process of human-induced climate change. On the other hand, climate change is also expected to impact on many aspects of buildings, including building design, construction, and operation. In this entry, these two aspects of knowledge are reviewed. The potential strategies of building design and operation to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from buildings and to prepare the buildings to withstand a range of possible climate change scenarios are also discussed.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2013 04:54
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2017 23:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: buildings; design; energy; climate change
Fields of Research : 12 Built Environment and Design > 1204 Engineering Design > 120402 Engineering Design Knowledge
12 Built Environment and Design > 1299 Other Built Environment and Design > 129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
12 Built Environment and Design > 1201 Architecture > 120104 Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960302 Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1081/E-EEM-120046134

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