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Short Guide: Climate Change Adaptation for Traditional Buildings

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Climate Change Adaptation for Traditional Buildings

Some traditional buildings may become less able to cope with changing weather patterns caused by climate change. This Short Guide describes the key aspects of the external envelope of a traditional building that provide protection against the elements, and considers how these can be improved or adapted to increase a building’s resilience to extreme weather
events. It also considers the internal environment within older buildings, and how this can be managed to cope with changing environmental conditions.

For more guidance on building maintenance in a changing climate, explore the Edinburgh Adapts Guide to Building Maintenance in a Changing Climate. This guide gives practical advice to property owners on the impacts of climate change on traditional buildings and how to protect them against damage and decay.

  • Audiences:

    Researchers, Planners and Owners, Conservation and Heritage Enthusiasts
  • Date Published:

    10 July 2017
  • Publisher:

    Historic Environment Scotland
  • Publication Types:

    Short Guide
  • Author(s):

    Historic Environment Scotland

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  • Subjects:

    Architecture, Climate Change