Adapting buildings for a changing climate

Webinar series

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Join the School of Architecture and Planning's Resilient Buildings Lab for a series of professional webinars focused on understanding the impacts climate change has on the State’s building sector. From climate resilience strategies for buildings to new case studies in energy modeling, the six-part webinar series draws from work contracted for and sponsored by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). 

Certified by AIA for continuing education credits

Up to six (6) total AIA LU/HSW credits available (1 per webinar) through U.S. Green Building Council.

7/27/18
April 16, 2019 | 12pm-1pm  | 1 LU/HSW credit
This course provides an overview for New York State building professionals about the state of resilience research for the building sector.
7/27/18
April 18, 2019 | 12pm-1pm  | 1 LU/HSW credit
This report provides information on the historical, current, and potential future impacts of climate change on the built environment.
7/27/18
April 23, 2019 | 12pm-1pm | 1 LU/HSW credit
This course builds on the work of the original 2011 ClimAID report published by NYSERDA and its corresponding update released in 2014.2. The analysis presented here adds to the growing body of knowledge about adapting buildings for a changing climate.
7/27/18
April 25, 2019 | 12pm-1pm | 1 LU/HSW credit
Changing climate conditions, including increases in temperature and precipitation, may increase the likelihood of climate hazard events including hurricanes and tropical storms, flooding, severe storms, winter storms, wildfire, sea level rise, heat waves, and pest infestations. Increasing the resilience of buildings in New York State can reduce the negative impacts of these hazards. This first of a two part course, aims to give an overview of climate resilience strategies, while also providing links and references that would allow participants to dig deeper and access more specific information.
7/27/18
April 30, 2019 | 12pm-1pm | 1 LU/HSW credit
This second of a two part course, aims to give an overview of climate resilience strategies, while also providing links and references that would allow participants to dig deeper and access more specific information.
7/27/18
May 2, 2019 | 12pm-1pm | 1 LU/HSW credit
This course covers the results of five energy modeling case studies based on the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) report “Climate change and the indoor environment: impacts and adaptation” and the NYSERDA New Construction Program (NCP) Simulation Guidelines.

About the presenter

Nicholas B. Rajkovich, PhD, AIA

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Nicholas Rajkovich is an assistant professor of architecture at the University at Buffalo. His research investigates the intersection of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and adaptation to climate change in buildings and communities.

Prior to earning a PhD in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Michigan, he was a Senior Program Engineer at the Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) Company Customer Energy Efficiency Department. At PG&E, he was responsible for coordinating a new Zero Net Energy Pilot Program. He has a Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University.

For more questions and more info contact:

Nicholas Rajkovich
716-829-6910
rajkovic@buffalo.edu