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OLE Pathway: Asset Management

Building Overheating and Air Quality: Considerations in New Construction

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.



April 28, 2020


9:00 am - 10:30 am



Member Cost:


Visual Recording

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.

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

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


Lisa Westerhoff, Principal, Integral Group
Chris Doel, Managing Principal, Integral Group
Sadia Afrin, Senior Manager, Construction Services, BC Housing

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