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June 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
BC Housing’s Mobilizing Building Adaptation and Resilience (MBAR) initiative aims to prepare the building design and construction industry to cost-effectively meet the challenges of our changing climate. Join us to learn about the emerging functional needs of buildings and the new Climate Ready Housing Guide, which will be released soon. Building professionals can use the guide to adapt residential buildings to climate stressors and shocks. It will also help protect investments throughout a building’s lifespan. Understanding these concepts can help communities minimize displacement when a natural disaster, such as an earthquake or pandemic, occurs.
The first edition of the guide will include high-level approaches and resilience strategies and share how they align with low-carbon principles. Participants will also learn about the technical standards to support each of the approaches for managing extreme heat and poor indoor air quality.
About the presenters
Robin Hawker, BAH, MScPl, RPP, MCIP – Climate Resilience Associate
Robin is a Climate Resilience Associate specializing in climate risk assessment and resilience planning at the building, site, campus, and community-scale. Robin works closely with local governments, First Nations and the building sector to integrate an equity-lens into climate, low-carbon resilience planning and design. She holds extensive experience designing and delivering interactive workshops for public, stakeholder and government audiences across Canada.
Lisa Westerhoff, PhD, MA, BA, EcoDistricts AP – Principal
With over 10 years of industry experience, Lisa leads the Sustainability Policy and Planning team at Integral Group in Vancouver. Lisa holds a Masters in climate resilience and adaptation from the University of Guelph and a PhD in urban sustainability from UBC. She now brings her expertise in climate change, sustainability, and resilience planning to a range of clients. She has designed and led several stakeholder and community engagement processes in planning for climate, energy, and sustainability policies and strategies.
More Information and Registration
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