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Integrating Environmental Sustainability and Disaster Resilience in Building Codes

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The publication reports on a project carried out by ESCAP in partnership with the Asian Institute of Technology on building codes in the Asia-Pacific region. It presents the conclusions of an analysis on current status of integration of environmental sustainability and disaster resilience in building codes. It also summarizes the findings of documenting six good practices of enforcing greener and more resilient buildings. It concludes with recommendations.

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Building code enforcement

Almost all countries in the Asia-Pacific region have building codes. However, not all building codes incorporate elements of environmental sustainability and disaster resilience and not all codes are enforced strongly. UN ESCAP and AIT documented seven practices in the Asia-Pacific region that were successful in increasing the share of resilient buildings. The success factors differed

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