Proactively incorporating resilience measures into buildings now and throughout their lifespan saves lives, reduces displacement, increases occupant comfort and wellbeing, and reduces negative financial and economic outcomes for all public and private sector actors in BC’s building sector.
Building on existing efforts to clarify effective strategies to improve resilience to climate-related hazards and earthquakes, the Realizing Resilient Buildings (R2B) project seeks to identify key barriers and enablers to implementing these strategies for new developments and existing residential buildings in the B.C. context.
The final deliverable is a toolkit to support increased uptake of resilience measures, and recommendations for next steps to overcome barriers across four broad themes: technical, skills and capacity; political and regulatory; economic and financial; and social and informational.
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