EBC Climate Change Webinar: Living with Heat – How Cool(ing) Things Can Help Us Thrive in the Future

Details

Date: September 30, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Contact

Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]

Venue

Virtual Event

Information for viewing the webinar will be shared with registered attendees in a confirmation email.

Urban man-made materials such as concrete or asphalt “store” heat during the day and slowly release it at night, a phenomenon known as the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect. In contrast, less built-up areas with added green spaces and trees provide cooling through evaporation and shade. Over the past decades, our changing climate has led to increased temperatures and more frequent and severe heat waves. By 2070, it is expected that Boston may experience up to 90 days of 90-degree F maximum daily air temperatures each summer. In combination with the UHI effect, cities are slated to remain “hot spots” long after the sun has set if no additional opportunity for cooling is provided.

This EBC Climate Change webinar will inform about risks from increasing temperatures in cities, discuss vulnerabilities such as health issues, and address counter measures Boston and Cambridge have taken. Solutions span from raising awareness and education to implementation measures. Experts from Phoenix, Arizona and Boston will address policy, zoning, and educational measures and share some of the tools they are developing to cool down entire neighborhoods, (street) corridors, and buildings. In addition to scalability of urban heat solutions, our webinar will highlight a variety of different solutions and applications including robotics and infrared measures, as well as Green Infrastructure measures and specific shade materials.

A robust panel discussion with the audience will conclude the webinar.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.5 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the webinar.

Additional information can be found under the “Agenda Details” tab above.
Program Chairs:
  • Sam Bell, Senior Resiliency Planner, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
  • Isabel Kaubisch, Senior Permitting Manager, EnBW North America
Speaker Agenda:

Resilient Cambridge: Climate Science + Urban Ecosystems + Communities

  • Nathalie Beauvais, Community Planning Resiliency Lead, HDR
  • John Bolduc, Environmental Planner City of Cambridge

Phoenix, Arizona: A Living Laboratory for Heat Mitigation

  • Ariane Middel, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University

Implementing Extreme Heat mitigation measures with Stormwater Management

  • Brian Creamer, Project Manager, Nitsch Engineering

Moderated Discussion

PowerPoint Presentations: the available PowerPoint presentations will made available to the public within five business days of the conclusion of the webinar.

Webinar Recording: the recording of the webinar will be made available to registered attendees within five business days of the conclusion of the webinar.

Can’t attend? Register now as an attendee and you will receive the recording information.

Please note: EBC does not guarantee that each program speaker will be recorded, or that every PowerPoint presentation shown will be made available. Please contact EBC for specific information on speaker presentations.

Registration Details

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–>Through September 28After September 28
EBC Member:$70$90
Non-Member:$100$120
Government/Non-Profit:$25$25

Group Registration

For EBC Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!
Discount will automatically be applied during online registration.

Fine Print

Please note that refunds are not available after September 30, 2021. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this webinar will close at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 30.

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Subsidized Registration

EBC Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: $25
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.

Job Seeker Rate: $25
For attendees who are currently unemployed.

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