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London’s commercial building stock and climate change adaptation

London’s commercial building stock and climate change adaptation

2 September 2009

Commercial property

This document is intended to highlight the need for adaptation, to illustrate the business opportunities and encourage proactive dialogue and action within London’s commercial property professionals. It sets out the key vulnerabilities and adaptation actions for London’s leaders in planning, design, development, valuation, finance and legal professions. … Read publication

Economic incentives for retrofitting London’s existing homes for climate change impacts

Economic incentives for retrofitting London’s existing homes for climate change impacts

1 September 2009

This report explores and identifies the opportunities for developing economic incentive schemes to promote retrofitting of the London housing stock to adapt to the impacts of climate change. … Read publication

The role of public procurement: Adapting to climate change

The role of public procurement: Adapting to climate change

1 September 2009

The role of public procurement

The public procurement market for capital projects, estimated at £47bn, is large enough to influence the wider market. This report examines the economic and legal case for incorporating climate change adaptation into public procurement. … Read publication

Your home in a changing climate: retrofitting existing homes for climate change impact

Your home in a changing climate: retrofitting existing homes for climate change impact

2 February 2008

The report’s focus is to inform and promote the adaptation of the existing residential building stock for a future climate. The study covers dwellings from private individuals to housing associations, with an emphasis on water conservation, drainage, flood risk and ventilation. … Read publication

Helping London prepare for the impacts of climate change

Helping London prepare for the impacts of climate change

31 May 2007

The London Climate Change Partnership Leaflet provides you with a simple summary about what the Partnership is, what London’s the major climate risks are, and what publications have been developed to help Londoners prepare for climate change impacts. It’s a simple one-stop-shop about the Partnership, designed for all Londoners. … Read publication

A case study companion to the checklist for development

A case study companion to the checklist for development

2 March 2007

The report provides case studies of developments or buildings that use techniques relevant to key climate change adaptations issues such as location, site layout, ventilation, drainage, water, outdoor spaces and connectivity. The examples were chosen because they demonstrate techniques or design features which can minimise exposure to climate risk through their design life. … Read publication

Business as usual? Adapting to climate change

Business as usual? Adapting to climate change

2 November 2006

This report examines how London is financially exposed to global climatic events. It highlights the responsibilities, challenges and opportunities facing London’s financial service sectors, and poses a number of key questions that place adaptation to unavoidable climate change at the heart of the decision-making process. … Read publication

A good practice guide for sustainable communities

A good practice guide for sustainable communities

2 October 2006

This report sets out the climate change adaptation issues that planners and developers should consider at each stage of the development process, and ways to respond to them. It will help planners and developers implement current planning guidance and links up with the government’s wider approac to climate change adaptation. … Read publication

Lessons for London: Adapting to climate change

Lessons for London: Adapting to climate change

2 June 2006

Lessons for London reviews how other major international cities are managing climate risks. The report identifies international case studies for climate change adaptation and informs the formation of climate adaptation planning policies for London, especially the Further Alterations to the London Plan. … Read publication

A checklist for development: Guidance on designing developments in a changing climate

A checklist for development: Guidance on designing developments in a changing climate

2 November 2005

The report argues for the principle that developments should be designed to be adapted to the changing climate throughout their lifetime. The guidance covers water re-use and efficiency, reducing flood risk, avoiding overheating and minimising damage from subsidence and heave. … Read publication

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