Preparing Buildings for Rising Seas and Severe Weather Events: Featuring Dutch Consul General
Climate projections for Boston indicate that the City will experience rising temperatures, increased storm intensity and higher sea-levels. Boston's built infrastructure is at risk from these climate stressors, but there are technologies currently available to help asset owners increase the adaptability of both existing and new buildings.
Join A Better City at the release of their new report: Enhancing Resilience in Boston: A Guide for Large Buildings and Institutions; and its compendium online resiliency toolkit. The report and its associated online toolkit provide building owners with information on 33 available resilience actions and technologies. It also provides a preliminary assessment of potential regulatory touch points within the City and state for resilience actions and considers initial ideas for district-level resilience strategies for the Boston area.
Come and learn about: strategies for reducing risks to facilities located inside or outside the floodplain and current technologies used for flooding / sea level rise, storm water management, and urban heat island; and understand the costs and policy implications associated with the resiliency technologies.
8:00-8:30 Breakfast & Networking
8:30-9:00 Key Notes & Special Address
Rob de Vos, Consul General, Dutch Consolate
Rick Dimino, President & CEO, ABC
9:00 - 10:00 Report Presentation & Panel Discussion
Panel themes and questions to be addressed:
- How to make the decision to install resilience technology at your building.
- How does resiliency work into building economics?
- What is the role of tenants?
- How do we look to improve/streamline our local regulatory policies to facilitate resiliency investments within the private sector?
- What are the lessons Boston learned from Superstorm Sandy?
10:00 - 10:30 Viewing of Boston Properties' Aqua Fence