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Accelerating Action on Climate Change: DIALOG’s Martin Nielsen and Mona Lemoine Present at RAIC 2024 Conference in Architecture in Vancouver

May 8, 2024

DIALOG’s Martin Nielsen, partner, architect, and mechanical engineer, and Mona Lemoine, associate and senior sustainability consultant, will be joined by fellow industry leaders, on Friday, May 17, at this year’s Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Conference on Architecture in Vancouver to deliver a thought-provoking presentation on unlocking accelerated action on climate change.

RAIC Climate Action Plan – Supporting the Transformation of Practice

Globally, buildings and their construction are responsible for roughly 39 percent of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions with vast consumptions of nature’s resources.

This session will be moderated by Joanne Perdue, Associate Vice President, Sustainability, University of Calgary, and will feature presenters Martin Nielsen; Eladia Smoke, Principal Architect and Owner, Smoke Architecture Inc.; and Michel Labrie, Principal, Local Practice Architecture + Design, who will share their insights and experiences with building a culture of design for climate and ecological health. They will also discuss how their firms are developing leadership skills to accelerate positive change.

Additionally, Mona Lemoine will provide a brief overview of the RAIC’s draft Climate Action Plan, which was informed by a nationwide consultation with over 600 participants.

About the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Conference on Architecture

This year’s RAIC Conference on Architecture is taking place in Vancouver, British Columbia, from May 14 to 18, 2024. Featuring high-quality learning opportunities that include interactive content, innovative ideas, and engaging discussions, participants at all career levels will take away insights, inspiration, and ideas for practical application.

The RAIC 2024 Conference on Architecture features eight (8) streams including: Climate Justice and Resilience, Sustainability, Adaptation and Mitigation; Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice; Health, Safety, and Accessibility; History, Heritage and Culture; Housing, Planning and Urbanism; Indigenous-Led Architecture; Innovation in Materials, Technology and Construction; and The Practice and Business of Architecture.