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Resilient Retrofits: Climate Upgrades for Existing Buildings
Author: August Williams-Eynon; Lindsay Brugger
Region of Activities: Global
Type: Report
Subject: Resilience
Origin: Urban Land Institute (ULI)

The report introduces real estate actors, designers, policymakers, and finance professionals to the opportunities and challenges of preparing existing buildings for accelerating physical climate risks, including extreme temperatures, floods, storms and high winds, seismic risks, water stress/drought, and wildfires. The report includes the following:

  • The business case for resilient retrofits
  • A summary of several design strategies for each physical climate risk
  • A selection of public-sector policies influencing the retrofit context
  • An array of financing solutions applicable to retrofits