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Meeting the 2030 Challenge: One Step at a Time (Part 2: Air)

2030 – the target date for a number of initiatives meant to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Toronto, Ontario and the globe – is now only 9 years away, and with buildings accounting for nearly half of our city’s GHG emissions the task of meeting this challenge is daunting. So how do we break this down into smaller, manageable strategies and decisions that together build towards a large impact?

Join the UofT Student Chapter of the Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC) with the support of the Toronto Society of Architects (TSA) for the second part of a series of fast-paced pecha kucha presentations (20 slides for 20 seconds each) exploring a wide range of small, manageable actions that eventually make for big changes.

In this second round of presentations our speakers will be discussing the role air and ventilation play in meeting critical sustainability targets, with each speaker introducing a different idea, strategy and challenge — a step if you will — in our quest to reduce GHG emissions. From the role of ventilation in low carbon development to how airtightness is a critical step in meeting the 2030 challenge, the ideas presented will showcase the diversity of approaches required to deal with this global issue. The presentations will be followed by a moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A.

Speakers:

Sandra Dedesko, MASc, BASc, P.Eng, WELL Air Advisor, WELL Faculty, WELL AP, PhD Student and Researcher, Harvard University 
Jelena Madzarevic, MBSc, Material Sciences Specialist, EllisDon
Andy Thomson, M.Arch., OAA Principal: Thomson Architecture Inc.

This event is organized by the UofT Student Chapter of the Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC) with support from the Toronto Society of Architects. This is the second of a two part lecture introducing diverse strategies and perspectives working towards addressing the climate crisis. Missed part 1? You can catch a recording of it here.

Eligible for 1 Structured Learning Hour
Eligible for 1 BSS Credit

OAA MEMBERS: When registering, please include your full name as registered with the OAA to ensure your certificate of participation is credited properly. Please also include an email address you check frequently to ensure you receive our certificate in a timely manner.

BSS HOLDERS: When registering, please include your full name as registered with the BSS to ensure that you receive your BSS credit.


About the UofT Student Chapter of the Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC)

The UofT Student Chapter of the Ontario Building Envelope Council is the student chapter of the OBEC at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto.

The Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC) is a non-profit organization which has been working to bridge the gaps amongst the architectural, engineering, research, manufacturers and construction communities since 1987. The OBEC addresses today’s challenges facing building performance and sustainability.

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