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LUNCH2 - Resilience: Managing the Risks of Climate Change

23 May 2018 11:30 AM - 1:00PM


1.5 ConEd Learning Hours

Buildings, and the built environment more broadly, are central considerations in mitigating and managing the risks of climate change. While the role of buildings in reducing GHG emissions has become a policy focus of governments and the architectural community, equally important is rethinking how to adapt our buildings and infrastructure to extreme weather and related climate change impacts. Featuring Dr. Blair Feltmate, Head, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo and Chair of the Government of Canada Expert Panel on Adapting to Climate Change, this session discusses how to reduce the risks of climate change in our built environment; how to integrate climate resilience considerations in lifecycle environmental and cost assessments; and case studies from the concrete industry on the role of materials in the transition to a low carbon, climate resilient built environment.