ICYMI: Adapting to Extreme Heat - webinar by Sustainable Buildings Canada

On June 20 '22 Sustainable Buidlings Canada hosted a webinar on Adapting to Extreme Heat. The presentation highlights findings of the recent report Irreversible Extreme Heat: Protecting Canadians and Communities From a Lethal Future. "This report, from the University of Waterloo and Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, provides guidance on the future of extreme heat events in Canada and how property owners and managers, designers, and planners can take action now to minimize the impact of these natural disasters.

Joanna Eyquem from the Intact Centre [reviewed] the findings of the report, which  illustrates the effects of extreme heat, including hundreds of heat-related deaths across Canada in recent years. Joanna [reviewed] how, through daily practice, designers and planners can improve buildings in Canada to prevent the worst effects of these natural disasters. Canada is warming at twice the average global rate and our urban areas face the greatest risks because extreme heat is exacerbated by the urban heat island effect. By addressing which can be reduced through good design practices.

Watch the recording here.

The presentations and report can be found here.