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Mobilizing Building Adaption and Resilience (MBAR) Workshop

October 7, 2019 @ 5:15 pm to October 8, 2019 @ 1:00 am

Come participate in a full-day interactive workshop with leading building practitioners in Canada who are working to mobilize the construction sector’s capacity to improve climate adaptation and resilience in building design and renovations.  Participants will learn how to improve buildings to mitigate the health and financial risks posed by climate change (such as flooding, overheating, severe storms, wildfire smoke) and to work towards a low carbon resilient future.

Presenters & Facilitators

  • Wilma Leung – Senior Manager, Technical Research & Education, BC Housing
  • Lisa Westerhoff — Associate, Sustainable Research & Planning, Integral Group
  • Pamela Kertland – Senior Program Manager, Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division, Natural Resources Canada
  • Trevor Murdock – Lead – Regional Climate Impacts, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, University of Victoria
  • Dr. James Lu — Medical Health Officer, Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Dan Sandink – Director of Research, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
  • Remi Charron, BC Housing & New York Institute of Technology – Vancouver Campus
  • Angie Woo, Climate Resilience & Adaptation, Lead — Fraser Health
  • Ralph Wells – Community Energy Manager, University of British Columbia
  • Sadia Afrin — Manager, Commissioning, Construction Services, BC Housing
  • Dave Ramslie – Vice President – Sustainability, Concert Properties
  • Gary Hamer — Residential Specialist Engineer, Advanced DSM Strategies Conservation & Energy Management, BC Hydro

About the MBAR Project

Through facilitating and piloting sustainable and resilient design and renovation of buildings, the Mobilizing Building Adaptation and Resilience (MBAR) project aims to strengthen and stabilize communities in the face of climate change. MBAR will help building owners and occupants better protect their investments and adapt to anticipated climate change stresses (higher precipitation, warmer summers, fire-related air pollution) and climate change shocks (severe flooding, fire, windstorms) such that no one is stressed beyond their ability to cope.  Learn more about MBAR from BC Housing’s website.

 Workshop Logistics and Registration

This workshop is part of the 2019 Ecocity Conference in Vancouver. Attendees may register for this workshop without having to register for the overall conference. 

Date: Monday October 7, 2019

Time: 10:15am to 12:45pm, 3:15 to 6:00pm (Note: Lunch will be provided onsite @ 1 pm)

Cost: $75 for those not registered for Ecocity (included in cost of full Ecocity registration)

Location: Atrium (8F), BCIT Downtown Campus, 555 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3H6

Registration: Visit the website to register.


BCIT Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3H6 Canada
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