The climate is changing rapidly and significantly disrupting weather patterns in New York and across the globe—causing heat waves, severe storms, sea level rise, and more. It is now more crucial than ever to continue to reduce greenhouse gases and actively combat the negative impacts caused by those emissions, which will continue to affect our environment for decades. There has been very little focus on how climate change will affect New York’s buildings and what can be done to protect it and increase resiliency—until now. With support from NYSERDA, the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning’s Resilient Buildings Laboratory recently published a series of reports to help New York’s policymakers, architects, builders, building owners and managers, and residents understand the impacts climate change has on the State’s building sector. The reports are available at