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Building with climate change in mind will be crucial in the future

A new report makes a case for 'climate-resilient' buildings that can withstand climate change

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Tom Weber | MPR News

The buildings around us were built for yesterday’s weather and climate. But what about the buildings of tomorrow?

A new report reveals a large a gap between current building standards and those we’ll need for the climate of the future.

Two authors of the report — Heidi Roop from the University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership and Ariane Laxo from the architecture firm HGA — joined Climate Cast host Paul Huttner to discuss “climate-resilient” design.

To hear the full conversation, click play on the audio player above or subscribe to the Climate Cast podcast.

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