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Climate Risk Management in the Built Environment Webinar

Date: May 26, 2022

Time: 11 am EDT/4 pm UK time

About this event

What climate-related risks are present in the built environment, and how do we start to measure and manage them effectively?

Climate change is arguably the most important issue facing the built environment sector today, and one for which building owners and managers must dedicate significant attention.  In addition to typical risk management practices, asset managers must now integrate an ever-changing climate risk profile into long-term resilience planning, scoping the anticipated effects of climate change into the resilience planning of their real-property portfolios. 

In addition, activities associated with constructing and operating the built environment consume vast amount of resources, energy, and land, and use approximately 50% of global steel production, produce 25-40% of carbon emissions, and constitute 30-40% of solid waste generation.  As a result, these activities emit the majority of greenhouse gas emissions globally, and therefore, present an enormous opportunity to impact the climate change mitigation goals being enacted throughout the world.

This presentation will study the intersection between climate and the built environment to provide a holistic understanding of the factors involved, exploring such topics as:

  • Climate Resilience/Adaptation vs Mitigation
  • Climate-related regulations and their relationship to the industry
  • Integrating an uncertain climate risk into project planning
  • Incorporating low-carbon materials and processes into the construction and operation of projects.
  • Presenting climate considerations to diverse stakeholders: diffusing the political sensitivity
  • How to get started: A simple roadmap that anyone can follow


Keith Bryan, Director, Built Environment, BSI Americas

Keith Bryan leads the Built Environment Sector for BSI America, representing the full BSI portfolio of products and services for clients and key stakeholders. He offers a variety of experience integrating holistic solutions into the built environment, including greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting, climate change risk management, energy efficiency, resilience, environmental social governance (ESG), and green building programs.

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