By focusing on building capacity for climate change adaptation, this project addresses the urgent need to improve construction interventions on existing buildings and adapt them to future climate needs. Through a trans-disciplinary approach, the project aims to enhance construction work on existing buildings, particularly in the areas of energy and water, which present major climate adaptation challenges. The project will develop a global geo-referenced database to inform location-based feedback, combining construction choices, operational needs, and climate data. Additionally, a digital tool will be created to support and monitor the implementation of climate adaptation knowledge by local staff, ultimately promoting adaptive and resilient habitats.
Expected Impact: Enabling the ICRC’s construction activities to increase resilience and adaptation to climate change
ETH PI: Prof. Guillaume Habert (Sustainable Construction)
ETH Group: Hager Al Laham & Dr. Giulia Celentano (Chair for Sustainable Construction), Prof. Dr. Stefan Pfister (Ecological Systems Design Group), Dr Alina Galimshina (Architecture and Building Systems Group)
ICRC: Pavlos Tamvakis (Water and Habitat Unit), Kathrine Vad (Environment and Climate Change Adviser), Francois Thuot (Premises Head of Sector)