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Sharing Climate-Responsive Design Solutions for a Carbon Impact Future: DIALOG’s Mona Lemoine at RAIC Congress on Architecture 2023

September 27, 2023

DIALOG’s Mona Lemoine, Associate and senior sustainability consultant, will join a panel speaking to the topic of Canadian Architectural Community Perspectives; and will take part in a training workshop on low carbon education, at the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s (RAIC) Congress on Architecture from October 2 to 3, 2023, in Whistler, British Columbia.

Mona is the Chair of the RAIC Committee on Regenerative Environments, and Co-Chair of the RAIC Climate Action Engagement and Enablement Plan steering committee. She brings extensive knowledge in design solutions that address the urgencies of climate change.

Congress on Architecture: Where are we now: Canadian Architectural Community Perspectives

Taking place on World Architecture Day (October 2), this session is the second of three parts in the RAIC Congress on Architecture. In this session, Mona, alongside industry professionals, will share data and knowledge perspectives from the Canadian architectural community.

The discussion will include findings from a variety of sources and will cover themes including commitment to action, types of climate action engagement, perception of competency, environmental scan summary and opportunities, and challenges in the areas of practice, education and advocacy.

Low Carbon Education Training Workshop

The workshop takes place on Tuesday, October 3, bringing architects, interns, and professionals in the architectural community together for a training program that aims to increase awareness and knowledge of low-carbon principles to help upskill architects and others in the industry.

The workshop is a collaboration with the Canada Green Building Council as part of the Low Carbon Training program. Mona with key subject matter experts will share their knowledge and cover the following topics:

  • Competencies needed to support new construction and retrofits
  • Climate change literacy foundations
  • Climate-responsive design foundations
  • Making the case for change
  • Integrative design thinking
  • Regenerative design, equity, and inclusion
  • Indigenous knowledge

About RAIC Congress on Architecture

The RAIC Congress on Architecture is a two-day in-person event taking place in early October on World Architecture Day that focuses on the theme of Climate Action and Architecture in Canada informing the development of a Climate Action Plan. The event brings professionals together to ignite action, strengthen connections, and share ideas on a single issue of importance to the profession. The Congress on Architecture will be held in the Great Hall of the award-winning Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler, a unique Aboriginal Cultural Centre that showcases the two First Nations communities that lived in the Whistler area.