Retrofits for Overheating Buildings and Poor Indoor Air Quality – Webinar

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Summer temperatures and extreme heat events are on the rise, creating major challenges for keeping our buildings cool and safe enough for the wellbeing of tenants. The concurrent wildfire season in BC only makes the situation worse, particularly for already vulnerable populations, such as elderly and other immunocompromised tenants. This webinar highlights retrofit strategies to address overheating and poor air quality due to wildfire smoke in non-profit housing. Risk determination of extreme heat will be covered and well as active cooling strategies and an overview of some deep retrofit projects.

What you will learn

  • Determine what the risks are for building overheating
  • Understand options for improvements in ventilation, filtration and cooling
  • Use specific case studies to better understand retrofit options

Who should attend

Building managers, energy and asset management staff, leadership at the executive and board level and anyone interested in learning about retrofit responses for building overheating and poor indoor air quality.


  • Alex Chou, P.Eng, LEED AP BD+C, AME Consulting Group
  • Marianne Touchie, PhD, University of Toronto
  • Magdalena Szpala, BC Housing

Session will be moderated by Jackie Kanyuk, BCNPHA

How to register
To register, click the large green button at the top of this page.

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

Start and end dates

July 07, 2020 - July 07, 2020


9:00 am - 10:30 am PST


FREE for members and for non-members

This webinar series is sponsored by BC Housing, City of Vancouver and BC Hydro.



Note: Registration closes July 06, 2020

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