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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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Introduction

Buildings constructed today are likely to dictate city and town development and consumption patterns for the next 20 to 30 years. The way we design, build and maintain our buildings will influence the sustainability of a city and the health and safety of its inhabitants for decades to come. A lot of problems cities are coping with, can be addressed by formulating appropriate building codes and enforcing them. Disaster resilience, energy efficiency and prevention of diseases are all issues that are influenced by building codes.

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