Mitigation and Adaptation

House elevation on Union Street, Nantucket

Elevation of the Entire Structure

What is elevation? National Park Service “This adaptation method involves raising the height of a building by lifting the building from theexisting foundation, constructing a new, higher foundation, and resetting the building on the newfoundation.” Jenifer Eggleston, Jennifer Parker, and Jennifer Wellock. “Guidelines on Flood Adaptation for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings.” National Park Service, November 2019. https://www.nps.gov/tps/standards/rehabilitation/flood-adaptation-guidelines.pdf. …

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gray mountain, wilderness, hut

Mitigation or Adaptation?

June 13, 2020- What does it mean to mitigate or adapt to climate change? These terms are often used interchangeably, but are in fact, quite different. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Mitigation: “reducing climate change–involves reducing the flow of heat-trapping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.”  Adaptation: “adapting to life in a changing climate– involves adjusting …

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