DURATION: 7 hours
This includes sessions delivered during Day 3 of CaGBC's 2020 annual Conference, Building Lasting Change (BLC), delivered in Fall 2020.

Responding and adapting to changing climates is top of mind with governments across Canada as extreme weather events trigger intense forest fires, heavy flooding, damaging winds, and prolonged power outages. It has never been more urgent to shift our attention to the design of resilient buildings, infrastructure, and communities. High-performance, smart, and resilient buildings offer a solution that will lessen the risks associated with climate change by protecting human health and safety while reducing carbon emissions. This stream shares research on the risks associated with climate change in Canada and offer solutions at the building and neighbourhood scale. We tackle resilience and adaptation with regards to communities having to withstand, respond and recover to continuously changing climates, while also needing to evaluate effective ways to better address health and social needs.

  • Keynote Panel - Communities on the Frontline - Withstand, Respond, Recover. Presenters: Councillor Brad Bradford, City of Toronto; Jeff Denno, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; Kevin Bush, Chief Resilience Officer, Washington, DC.
  • Green Buildings - Adaptation, Resilience and Social Innovation. Presenters: Azzeddine Oudjehane, SAIT; Juan Monterrosa, City of Edmonton; Melanie Ross, SAIT; Susan Kapetanovic-Marr, Morrison Hershfield.
  • Resiliency for a Large Building Portfolio: Rigorous Vulnerability Assessment, Actionable Guidance on Adaptation. Presenters: Anna Murray, BentallGreenOak; Mike Williams, RWDI.
  • Climate Risk Assessment Using PIEVC. Presenters: Marie-Frederic Maille, CIMA+; Svetlana Zdanovich, CIMA+.
  • Building Community Resilience Centres at the YMCA of Greater Toronto. Presenters: Adrian Spaziani, Doherty Engineering; Alex Versluis, YMCA; Livio Nichilo, Internat Energy Solutions Canada; Ryan Zizzo, Mantle314.
  • Energy Storage in Buildings: The Missing Link to a Resilient, Low Carbon Future. Presenters: Hilary Geer, EQ Building Performance; Steven Law, Resilient World Institute.
  • Standards for Climate-Resilient Infrastructure and Buildings. Presenters: Marla Desat, Standards Council of Canada.


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    Member (National or Chapter members) price: $75

    Non member price: $100

    Regular price: $100.00