The 2022 EcoHack-a-City event began with an online panel session that is open to the public, where regional environmental experts will explore the specific eco-theme : Climate Resiliency Retrofits for Residential Buildings. Panelists highlighted some of the issues related to the theme being discussed, shared their experiences related to these issues and identified opportunities for collaboration to address these challenges.
Climate Resiliency Retrofits for Residential Buildings (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Extreme climate-related events are becoming more frequent and the impact on communities and individuals is rising. Owners of residential buildings in cities like Halifax are facing increasing insurance costs, greater climate-related health impacts, and increasing impacts from a range of climate impacts including heatwaves, windstorms, wildfires, sea level rise, and flooding. Energy retrofits are widely used, but what role do resilience retrofits have in helping homeowners better prepare their homes and properties for this new climate reality? This public panel will help shed some light on what this might look like.
Welcome speech by Samantha Page, Climate Change Adaptation Specialist, Environment & Climate Change, Halifax Regional Municipality
Moderation by Rochelle Owen, Executive Director of the Office of Sustainability, Dalhousie University
Cheryl Evans, Director, Flood and Wildfire Resilience, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo
Vanessa Mitchell, Project Manager, Environment & Climate Change, The CSA Group
Alanna Komisar, Sustainability, Decarbonization, Climate Adaptation Sr. Advisor, Mantle Developments
Do you represent a municipality, a business or a civic society organization and want to increase your positive impact on the environment in your region? Click here to find out more about hands-on training offered following the public panel event.
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