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Addressing COVID-19 & Overheating in Non-Profit Housing

Hotter days are on their way, and with COVID-19 protocols still in place, building operations staff need to be ready for extreme hot weather and potential wildfires contributing to poor air quality. Join us to hear about how to respond to extreme heat combined with pandemic protocols in low-rise buildings and single family homes. Speakers include a non-profit housing provider, an expert on environmental health and disease control and sustainability practitioners involved in preparing for extreme heat and poor air quality events:



May 13, 2020


9:00 am - 10:30 am



Member Cost:


Visual Recording

Who should attend

Front-line support staff/building managers and operators of non-profit housing, leadership at the executive and board level and anyone interested in learning more about extreme heat and poor indoor air quality responses.

What you will learn

  • Understand the effects of extreme heat in low- and high-rise buildings and ways to mitigate it.
  • Details about effective cleaning products and protocols to protect against COVID-19 transmission
  • How and where to access low cost/no cost tools and resources to prepare for the effects of extreme heat and poor air quality events


  • Angela Eykelbosh, Environmental Health Scientist, BC Centre for Disease Control
  • Ulryke Weissgerber, Division Manager, Metro Vancouver Housing
  • Chris Higgins, Green Building Planner, City of Vancouver
  • Tamsin Mills, Senior Sustainability Specialist, City of Vancouver

Session moderator: Jackie Kanyuk, Program Delivery Manager, Asset Management, BCNPHA

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