Building Overheating and Air Quality: Considerations in New Construction


Format: This session is offered simultaneously as an online webinar and in-person, interactive session, which will be recorded at Brix Recording Studio (102-211 Columbia St., Vancouver). Seating is limited to 20 people max.

Description: Building operators grapple with how to address building overheating even in regions of BC that didn’t deal with these issues in previous decades. So how can we get it right with new buildings? Join experts who will share extreme heat and poor air quality management strategies to consider for new construction projects. Learn about design opportunities for new housing to address the risk of overheating during extreme hot weather and poor air quality due to forest wildfires.

Lisa Westerhoff, Integral Group
Bill McKinnon, BC Housing
Chris Doel, Integral Group
Patrick Enright, City of Vancouver

The session will be moderated by Jackie Kanyuk, Program Delivery Manager, Asset Management, BCNPHA.

What you will learn
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
• Understand how climate projections are changing energy modelling in BC Housing’s Design Guidelines
• Know how overheating affects a building’s Step Code targets
• Identify active and passive building design strategies to mitigate and prevent overheating

Who should attend:
Non-profit housing leadership at the executive and board level; asset, energy and building managers as well as operators of non-profit housing and anyone who wishes to learn more about the importance of addressing overheating in new construction.

Start and end dates

April 28, 2020 - April 28, 2020


9:00 am - 10:30 am PST


(Free) for members and for non-members

How to register
To register, click the large green button at the top of this page: “Login to account”, or “Create an account” (if you do not yet have one). Note: We require a unique email address for each participant. If you need further instructions, click Course registration instructions.

Please note: This webinar will be recorded. Participants will be emailed webinar dial in instructions in advance of the webinar.

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This session delivered in partnership with BCNPHA, BC Housing, Metro Vancouver and the City of Vancouver.




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