Thursday, February 26, 2015 -
8:30am to 10:30am
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Atlantic Wharf, 290 Congress Street, Fort Point Room, Boston

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
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Phone: (617) 495-0368

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