Retrofits for Overheating Buildings and Poor Indoor Air Quality

Retrofits for Overheating Buildings and Poor Indoor Air Quality

Tuesday, July 07, 2020
9:00 am - 10:30 am (PST)
Free, registration required

Webinar Overview


This session is offered as an online webinar.


Summer temperatures and extreme heat events are on the rise, creating major challenges for keeping our buildings cool and safe enough for the wellbeing of tenants. The concurrent wildfire season in BC only makes the situation worse, particularly for already vulnerable populations, such as elderly and other immunocompromised tenants. This webinar highlights retrofit strategies to address overheating and poor air quality due to wildfire smoke in non-profit housing. Risk determination of extreme heat will be covered and well as active cooling strategies and an overview of some deep retrofit projects.


  • Alex Chou, P.Eng., LEED AP, Associate, AME Consulting Group
  • Dr. Marianne Touchie, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
  • Owen Philip, Capital Planning Senior Manager, BC Housing
  • Jackie Kanyuk, Moderator, BCNPHA

What you will learn:

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Determine what the risks are for building overheating
  • Understand options for improvements in ventilation, filtration and cooling
  • Use specific case studies to better understand retrofit options

Who should attend:

Building managers, energy and asset management staff, leadership at the executive and board level and anyone interested in learning about retrofit responses for building overheating and poor indoor air quality.