Building Smart – Climate Ready Housing Design

BC Housing      9 Jun 2022      Online      Partner/affiliate event

Join BC Housing to learn about the emerging functional needs of buildings and the new Climate Ready Housing Guide, which will be released soon.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, June 9, 2022
Time: 9:00 am – noon
Cost: $108
Location: Online
CPD points: 3

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BC Housing’s Mobilizing Building Adaptation and Resilience (MBAR) initiative aims to prepare the building design and construction industry to cost-effectively meet the challenges of our changing climate.

Building professionals can use new Climate Ready Housing Guide to adapt residential buildings to climate stressors and shocks. It will also help protect investments throughout a building’s lifespan. Understanding these concepts can help communities minimize displacement when a natural disaster, such as an earthquake or pandemic, occurs.

The first edition of the guide will include high-level approaches and resilience strategies and share how they align with low-carbon principles. Participants will also learn about the technical standards to support each of the approaches for managing extreme heat and poor indoor air quality.

Your Presenters

A woman with blonde hair smiles.Robin Hawker, BAH, MScPl, RPP, MCIP
Climate Resilience Associate

Robin is a Climate Resilience Associate specializing in climate risk assessment and resilience planning at the building, site, campus, and community-scale.

Robin works closely with local governments, First Nations and the building sector to integrate an equity-lens into climate, low-carbon resilience planning and design.


A woman with dark hair smiles.Lisa Westerhoff PhD, MA, BA, EcoDistricts AP – Principal

With over ten years of industry experience, Lisa leads the Sustainability Policy and Planning team at Integral Group in Vancouver. Lisa holds a Masters in climate resilience and adaptation from the University of Guelph and a PhD in urban sustainability from UBC.

She now brings her expertise in climate change, sustainability, and resilience planning to a range of clients.