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Climate Resilience

What is Climate Resilience?

Climate resilience refers to the ability to withstand and recover from the impacts of current and future climate. Climate resilience involves both adaptation measures, such as building sea walls to protect against flooding, and proactive measures, such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions to slow the rate of climate change.

There are many different strategies that can be used to improve climate resilience depending on the specific risks that the building and its occupants are facing. In BC, we are facing an increased risk of extreme weather events such as heat waves, which can lead to overheating of buildings. Climate risk assessments for BC also show increased risk of severe wildfire events, storms, and flooding, which in turn can lead to extended power outages. Without vulnerability assessments and calculated climate resilience measures, these events can have severe negative effect on the comfort, health, and safety of the building occupants. 

Our Climate Resilience Services

Our services focus on evaluating vulnerability associated with heat waves through overheating analysis as well as evaluating habitability of buildings in the event of an extended power outage.

Assessing the risk of overheating under current and future climate conditions and consult on climate resilience strategies.

Assessing passive survivability in the event of an extended power outage and consult on passive design strategies to improve resilience.

Compliance with BC Energy Step Code and BC Housing overheating requirements for passive and partially cooled buildings. 

Research projects and policy & code development. 

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Sea to Sky Energy @ The Common
38016 Cleveland Ave, Squamish, BC, V8B 0A1

Sea to Sky Energy work, live, and play on the unceded lands of the Musqueam/xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Squamish/Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and
Tsleil-­Waututh/Sel̓íl̓witulh.

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