This National Engineering Month, Engineers Canada and the Climate Risk Institute (CRI) are jointly hosting a conversation entitled “Synergizing Sustainability and Equity: A Blueprint for Exceptional Low Carbon Buildings.” 

The world is facing complex challenges— as engineering professionals, we have a duty to the public to use sustainable and equitable practices in our work to meet society’s needs. Climate change, gender inequality, and lack of affordable housing are examples of three challenges where engineers have a unique and important role to play.   

Join us on March 14 to learn about the Low-Carbon Training for Engineering Professionals course, a collaboration between Engineers Canada, the Climate Risk Institute, Canada Green Building Council, and Polytechnique Montréal. We’ll discuss how the course draws connections between social inequality including gender inequality, the climate crisis, and affordable housing, and the role of engineers in retrofitting existing buildings and designing new low-carbon buildings across Canada.   

This new course not only prepares engineers to rise to the challenge of net zero buildings, but it also presents a clear path forward to address some of the most pressing issues of our time.  

The March 14 event will be moderated by Eileen Sowunmi, Engineers Canada’s Associate, Outreach and Belonging, and will feature a conversation between Kim Bouffard, Manager of Belonging and Engagement at Engineers Canada, and Dan Dicaire, who is an instructor with CRI and Manager at Ottawa Community Housing. 

Learn more about the event and register here