Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies to Combat Climate Change in the Built Environment
Pratheek Sudhakaran1, Shruti Verma2, Shailendra Kumar3, Nishant Saxena4, Rakesh Kumar5
1Pratheek Sudhakaran *, Amity School of Architecture & Planning, Amity University Rajasthan, India.
2Shruti Verma, Vivekanand Education Society’s College of Architecture, Mumbai, India.
3Shailendra Kumar, Amity School of Architecture & Planning, Amity University Rajasthan, India.
4Nishant Saxena, Amity School of Architecture & Planning, Amity University Rajasthan, India.
5Rakesh Kumar, Amity School of Architecture & Planning, Amity University Rajasthan, India.
Manuscript received on March 30, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on April 05, 2020. | Manuscript published on April 30, 2020. | PP: 1267-1271 | Volume-9 Issue-4, April 2020. | Retrieval Number: C6430029320/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.C6430.049420
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Abstract: The built environment with its high energy consumption and carbon emissions during the building life cycle has played a significant role in environmental degradation and global warming. Today the built environment accounts for more than half of global energy use and more than one-third of greenhouse gas emissions in the developed and developing world. New concepts of multidisciplinary design must be generated to develop a climate-responsive and energy-efficient built environment which adapts to the changing environmental conditions and mitigates the causes of the rapid change. By doing so, the building sector can drastically reduce its GHG emissions. Moreover, buildings can also adapt to the constant changes in the environment using emerging technologies such as the use of dynamic climate adaptive building envelopes. This paper presents an overview of climate change theory and its relationship to the built environment and novel methods of mitigation and adaptation.
Keywords: Mitigation, Adaptation, Climate Change, Built Environment, Energy Efficiency, Adaptive Technology