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The Carbon Elephant in the Room: Buildings as a Solution to Climate Change

  • Shacklands Brewing Company 100 Symes Rd #101 Toronto, ON M6N 0A8 Canada (map)

Green building and beers, a naturally great pairing!

Please join us for a free talk by builder, writer, teacher, author Chris Magwood at the wonderful Shacklands Brewery!

Chris Magwood is the Executive Director of The Endeavour Centre, a not-for-profit sustainable building school also based in Peterborough he is also the lead instructor for the Sustainable New Construction program at Endeavour. Chris is the author of a number of books on building including his most recent Making Better Buildings: A Comparative Guide for Sustainable Construction.

Buildings today are becoming more energy efficient thanks to changing building codes and a wealth of innovative building products. However, using these modern, cost-saving materials isn't enough when you consider a building's embodied carbon levels (found in its materials) and its operational carbon footprint.

Thankfully, there is a win-win solution to the carbon problem when it comes to buildings, and it's easier and cheaper than you think.

Co-sponsored by the Green Community Hub Meetup Group

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