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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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Executive summary

Buildings constructed today are likely to dictate city and town development and consumption patterns for decades to come. Buildings consume more energy than any other sector. Moreover, they play an important role in protecting people from natural and manmade hazards. Therefore, buildings are one of the logical points to start building sustainable cities: cities that are resilient, environmentally sound, economically productive and socially inclusive.

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