Since the 1970’s we have seen a global 5 fold increase in the number of catastrophic weather events and a 20 fold increase in annual insured disaster claims. In Canada alone insurance claims resulting from extreme weather events have exceed a billion dollars each year for the past 5-years, totaling $8.25 billion over that time period. The June 2013 floods in Calgary, Alberta alone resulted in insurance claims exceeding $1.7 Billion (preliminary). Are you ready?
Since our inception in 1972 RWDI has been a leader in the development of advanced technics to understand and model the climate and have worked on all 7 continents and every climate zone to development climate responsive, resilient design solutions.
In this session we will be sharing, through examples of our work, methods and means: to understand climate; develop resilient passive architectural solutions; design for wind, snow and rain; and the benefits of a low energy building in our every changing climate.
- What is resilient design?
- What key changes in weather patterns do built assets need to begin to consider.
- What are 4 key architectural variables to consider?
- What 2 variables does a low energy design help to de-risk?