McGill establishes Chair in Architecture, Energy, and Environment

McGill University has established a Chair in Architecture, Energy, and Environment in its Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture. The chair will be held by Associate Professor Michael Jemtrud, who will focus on developing a systematic approach to retrofitting buildings to help decrease greenhouse gas emissions. Jemtrud has organized a team, including members from Carleton University and the University of Toronto, that will work on implementing emissions reduction measures. The chair will receive over $6M in funding and in-kind donations, with support coming from NSERC Alliance funding, Hydro-Québec, and the Quebec Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources. “[The chair] is a wholistic attempt to transform physical, social, and economic regimes for the benefit of all in adapting to the accelerating consequences of climate change by building more resilient communities,” said Jemtrud. McGill Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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