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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 formulation

Building codes can be used to regulate many different aspects: planning structural strength, accessibility, health, safety, etc. These regulations are integrated in technical provisions, which are grouped in categories. Categories used, differ from country to country. For the purposes of this research, the following categorization was used

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