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Impacts of Climate Change and Increasing Temperatures on the Built Environment

Impacts of Climate Change and Increasing Temperatures on the Built Environment

Buildings need to be designed and constructed in order to withstand extreme heat.

The increasing temperatures due to climate change are causing a significant impact on the built environment. As temperatures continue to rise, buildings need to be designed and constructed in order to withstand extreme heat and changes in weather patterns. However, with innovative design and sustainable building practices, the built environment can adapt and thrive in the face of climate change.

One positive aspect of increasing temperatures is the opportunity for green building practices to proliferate. Buildings can be designed with cooling techniques such as natural ventilation and passive cooling systems. Further, the use of sustainable materials and green roofs can help reduce the urban heat island effect, lowering energy consumption and improving the overall comfort of the built environment.

As communities face the challenges of increasing temperatures, the opportunity exists to create more resilient and adaptable infrastructure. By incorporating climate-resilient design principles, buildings can better withstand extreme weather events and rising sea levels, ensuring the safety and longevity of the built environment for future generations.

In conclusion, while increasing temperatures due to climate change present challenges for the built environment, opportunities also exist for positive change. Through sustainable building practices and resilient design, the built environment can adapt and thrive in the face of climate change.

About ClimaTwin®

ClimaTwin® is a leading climate risk intelligence solution for infrastructure assets and the built environment.

We empower infrastructure stakeholders to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle. By connecting complex climate models and infrastructure digital twins, our solution enables engineers, owner-operators, and governments to aggregate, visualize, and analyze disparate datasets, revealing site-specific insights at a hyper-local scale. Benefits include 5-10x near-term returns and lifetime cost-avoidance by mitigating risks to systems, services, and societies.

To learn more about climate risk intelligence for your infrastructure assets, please visit www.climatwin.com today.

© 2023 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin® is a registered trademark of ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin Basic™, ClimaTwin Enterprise™, the ClimaTwin logo, and Climate Risk Intelligence for Infrastructure Digital Twins™ are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.

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Environmental Health Matters Initiative on Climate Change and Extreme Heat

Innovative actions to prevent, adapt to, or mitigate the health consequences of extreme heat

For the workshop series on Communities, Climate Change, and Health Equity, the National Academies seeks experts to identify key elements of effective action to prevent and mitigate inequitable health risks from climate change and extreme heat. The National Academies welcomes nominations for individuals with interdisciplinary knowledge in the following areas:

  • Climate science
  • Environmental, economic, and racial justice
  • Environmental health
  • Public health
  • Energy, equity, and housing
  • Epidemiology
  • Risk management
  • Disaster relief and planning
  • Sustainable planning, design, and architecture
  • Science communication

Further, the National Academies explores “a diverse set of real-world challenges affecting different communities, and the innovative actions being pursued to prevent, adapt to, or mitigate the health consequences of extreme heat.”

The series on Communities, Climate Change, and Health Equity is “part of the overarching Environmental Health Matters Initiative (EHMI) vision to improve the health of all people equitably, based on the strongest scientific evidence available.”

About the Environmental Health Matters Initiative (EHMI)

From the air we breathe to the water we drink, our health is defined by our natural environment. Environmental health is the science that focuses on reducing harmful environmental exposures in air, water, soil, and food to protect human health and well-being, as well as provide all communities with healthier environments.

The Environmental Health Matters Initiative (EHMI) convenes government, industry, and academic leaders to share ideas and form connections that inspire the development of solutions to our most pressing environmental health challenges.

(Souce: National Academies)

About ClimaTwin®

ClimaTwin® is a leading climate risk intelligence solution for infrastructure assets and the built environment.

We empower infrastructure stakeholders to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle. By connecting complex climate models and infrastructure digital twins, our solution enables engineers, owner-operators, and governments to aggregate, visualize, and analyze disparate datasets, revealing site-specific insights at a hyper-local scale. Benefits include 5-10x near-term returns and lifetime cost-avoidance by mitigating risks to systems, services, and societies.

To learn more about climate risk intelligence for your infrastructure assets, please visit www.climatwin.com today.

© 2023 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin® is a registered trademark of ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin Basic™, ClimaTwin Enterprise™, the ClimaTwin logo, and Climate Risk Intelligence for Infrastructure Digital Twins™ are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.

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