(CS6-PP) Building Next Level Adaptation: Achieving Optimal Use of Climate Information in Planning and Design (Workshop).
Moderator: Kari Tyler
Presenters: Trevor Murdock, Robert LePage, Angie Woo and Ralph Wells
When professionals decide to adapt to a new climate, a common desire is for future projections in precisely the same variables and data formats currently used. Adapting to climate change will require more fundamental changes in habits and practice than this.
First, adapting to climate change involves climate conditions that continue to change with time throughout the lifespan of most infrastructure. This represents an unprecedented design challenge. Second, while trying to provide future information in the same form as used before is a good first step, the next step is to consider the use of information and heuristics in different ways than in the past. Following a brief slide presentation, several concrete examples in the energy efficiency and health care buildings sectors will highlight these next two layers of the adaptation onion.