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Design strategy that allows for multiple future uses in a space as needs evolve and change. Adaptable design is considered a sustainable building strategy because it reduces the need for major renovations or tearing down a structure to meet future needs.
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The capacity of building spaces and elements for being altered or being added to for specific needs, as, for example, to accommodate the needs of persons with and without disabilities.
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