Climate Stability

This growing resource offers information on sustainability matters, from the philosophical to the technical, as the architecture profession pursues climate stability in the built environment, with respect to both new buildings and existing ones.
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Heritage Retrofits - Best Practice Dos & Don’ts
BY ERIC A. CHARRON & DR. RANDY STRAATEN

Heritage masonry structures are not typically energy efficient, but it is environmentally and financially unrealistic to replace these time-tested buildings with new net-zero ones. Hence, intensive energy retrofitting of heritage masonry buildings is a key part of achieving a zero-carbon, energy-neutral future while maintaining our cultural and architectural heritage.
High Performance Wall Assemblies (Four Walls)
WOOD FRAME CONSTRUCTION SERIES BY SBEC

This Bulletin Series provides an introduction to high performance wall assemblies (Four Walls) and material selection from science-based, peer-reviewed solutions that can lower energy and carbon usage.
OAA HQ Renew + Refresh 
The OAA Headquarters Renew +Refresh project demonstrates first-hand how existing buildings can be adapted rather than replaced, as the profession strives towards climate stability.
Sustainable Articles
Sustainable Design Articles

See current articles related to Sustainability and the impact of Climate change.

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Sustainable Design Case Studies
Case Studies

See Case studies that feature projects that have merits in sustainable design.

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Tools & Resources
Tools & Resources

Sustainable Design resources and tools for members and the general public.

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