Providing Regional Climate Services to British Columbia

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Climate Change and Building Science

Robert Lepage
November 20, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Room 002, University House 1, UVic
2489 Sinclair Rd.
Victoria , BC
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The impacts of climate change can be far reaching, and this is equally true for buildings. Humans spend over 90% of their time indoors, so it is critical to understand how buildings work, how climate change is affecting the operations of buildings, and possible ways of adapting. This presentation, by necessity, briefly covers these topics from the perspective of a building scientist. It will also provide a brief case study on a climate vulnerability assessment for a hospital and discussion of changing cooling demand in multi-unit residential buildings. The subsequent Q&A period can delve into pertinent details that may interest the audience.

About the speaker:
Robert Lepage is a building science research engineer who specializes in research and investigation work, with a focus on materials and systems testing. His work experience consists of a wide range of projects, including: building enclosure condition assessments, forensic investigation, building monitoring, field review, and laboratory and field testing.