The Canadian Academy of Engineering / Programs & Publications

Resilient Building

This project is co-chaired by Andreas Athienitis and Andrew Pape-Salmon, and informed by a scientific and policy advisory panel. In March 2019, the CAE assembled Thought Leaders from the professional community, construction industry, academia and three levels of government to begin to work on a national “Roadmap to Resilient, Ultra-Low Energy Megaprojects with Deep Integration of Renewables in 2050”, with an aim to achieve at least an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in new and existing buildings and associated community infrastructure.

The key project deliverable will be the release of a “Roadmap” document with technical and policy options for five-levels of government (i.e., federal, provincial/territorial, Indigenous, regional, local) and the professional community to achieve the harmonious goals of decarbonization and resilience of buildings and community infrastructure by 2040.

The following links highlight initiatives that are planned or have been undertaken:

For more information on the project, please see the resources below. To be added to the contact list for future events and/or to volunteer to be considered for the advisory panel, please contact us.

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