Building Overheating and Air Quality: Considerations in New Construction

Building Overheating and Air Quality: Considerations in New Construction

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
9:00 - 10:30 a.m (PST)
Free, registration required

Webinar Overview

This session is offered as an online webinar which will be recorded at Brix Recording Studio (102-211 Columbia St., Vancouver).

A number of existing buildings are grappling with how to address building overheating even in parts of BC that didn’t have these issues decades prior. 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.


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

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

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.

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