This sub-group provides information and a dedicated networking space on the Innovate UK's Design for Future Climate competition (D4FC). The £5m competition ran from 2010 to 2014 and funded the costs of the development of an adaptation strategy over building's lifetime to improve resilience and resistance to the future climate as projected by the UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP).
The Modern Built Environment KTN has set up this group in order to provide information and encourage knowledge sharing and networking within the community.
The climate is changing and this is having an impact on the robustness of buildings as the climate warms and we experience more extreme events. We can expect warmer wetter winters, hotter drier summers, more extreme weather events and rising sea levels.
The buildings of the future must be safe and comfortable for occupants, while also using sustainable amounts of energy and meeting the building regulations. The commercial lifetime of buildings varies enormously, from 20 years for typical retail units to >100 years for some housing and public buildings. There is a need to both reduce the energy requirements of buildings over their lifetime and to maintain habitable indoor environments in those buildings into the next century.
This group has been created for members to discuss Design for Future Climate competition. As this is a member managed group all those that join will be able to post discussion topics on the 'Articles' section, please note that permissions are set manually so please be patient we will allow you access as soon as we can.
We also ask that you respect the freedom we are giving you and use this to discuss things only of relevance to the group. eg requests for information, the latest news on the Design for Future Climate.
Documents and further information
Copies of event presentations, competition details, winners and other information (including the Innovate UK competition leaflet) can be downloaded from the Documents pages