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Low Carbon Education Training Workshop

For the month of February, the RAIC is pleased to present a weekly webinar series entitled: Low Carbon Education Training Workshop. Registration is free and welcomes architects, interns, technologists, students and others in the architectural community.

Modules:

Module 1 – Climate Change Literacy Foundations

  • The core concepts of climate change and how Canada’s climate is changing from Western climate science and Indigenous knowledge perspectives.
  • How the biodiversity and climate crisis are interconnected.
  • Climate justice from local and global perspectives.
  • Where to find key resources available to understand projected climate change in regions and municipalities across Canada.

Module 2 – Climate-Responsive Design Foundations

  • How the built environment contributes to climate change and the scale of the opportunity within the built environment.
  • Whole-life-carbon, why balancing embodied carbon with operational carbon is necessary, and the resources available to address whole-life-carbon in projects.
  • Resilience and adaptation, the different domains and scales of resilience-thinking in design, and resources available to support resilience-thinking.
  • Where to find key resources to support climate-resilient design foundations.

Module 3 – Making the Case for Change

  • The climate transition changes including the physical risks, and change drivers such as regulations, technology and societal expectations.
  • The case for change from an Indigenous perspective.
  • The case for change from a social justice perspective.
  • The case for change from a business and climate risk perspective.

Module 4 – Integrative Design Thinking and Regenerative Design

  • The core concepts of integrative design and their relevance to climate-responsive design.
  • Regenerative thinking and design from an Indigenous perspective.
  • Regenerative thinking and design from a non-Indigenous perspectives.
  • How diverse perspectives support more equitable and effective project outcomes.
  • Where to find key resources for regenerative thinking and integrative design thinking.

This training program has been developed in collaboration with an advisory committee and key subject-matter experts and is part of a broader project to train and upskill the building design and construction workforce in low-carbon skills.

Each module is 90 minutes in duration and will be eligible for 6 hours of Continuing Education and certificates of participation will be provided.

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