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Responding to Climate Change (Resilience Series Course 3)

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Designing and building climate adaptive buildings is not a choice—it’s an imperative. This course explores the major obstacles—and opportunities—that climate change poses for architects. On the one hand, short and long-term risks to the built environment are evolving with climate change. On the other, buildings are major carbon producers. Thus, architects must be part of the solution; designing buildings that both adapt to climate impacts and mitigate global warming. This course shows you how with an interactive approach to exploring data, innovative design strategies, and case studies that highlight how building design can adapt to—and even slow—climate change.

This course is part of the AIA Resilience and Adaptation Online Series, a multi-course series that provides you with the tools and knowledge you need to design for resilience. Take all of the courses in this series to earn a certificate of completion.

Course expires on 10/31/2024

This course is sponsored by Owens Corning

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Learning Objectives


Articulate the impacts of a warming planet.


Explain the impacts a changing climate can have on buildings and communities.


Describe adaptation design strategies that architects can employ to reduce climate change impacts on buildings.


Discuss how resilient design can help slow—and perhaps reverse—the current climate change trajectory.

The AIA Resilience and Adaptation Online Series is developed by the AIA as part of the resilience and adaptation initiative.