The Corporate Flood and Heat Risk Management Resource Hub is Now Available
Human-induced climate change is not only a result of high greenhouse gas emissions but also the displacement of green infrastructure (e.g., trees, shrubs, wetlands, etc.) in favour of increased hardened surfaces (e.g., pavement). The lack of shade and permeable surfaces has contributed to an increased risk of flooding and extreme heat for many areas across the Greater Toronto Area.
Businesses are not immune to the impacts of such events, which is why PPG is launching the Corporate Flood and Heat Risk Management Resource Hub! The goal of the hub is to educate sustainability professionals and facility managers from the industrial, Commercial, and Institutional (ICI) and Multi-Unit Residential Building (MURB) sectors to learn about and utilize best practices and new technologies related to stormwater management and flood resilience in a corporate environment.
These resources are free and accessible to all to learn about the cost of flooding and how sustainable landscaping and utilizing Green Infrastructure and Low Impact Development can mitigate the risk for business and the broader community. The training modules will be released in phases starting April 25, 2023, and continue to the end of Summer 2023.
Benefits of Green Infrastructure and Low Impact Development include:
- Improved water quality & groundwater recharge
- Reduced number of costly flooding events
- Reduced urban heat island effect
- Increased habitat for pollinators and other wildlife (e.g., birds)
- Enhanced natural beauty
Examples of Green Infrastructure and Low Impact Development include:
- Rain gardens
- Infiltration trenches
- Permeable pavement
- Rainwater harvesting
Check out the Corporate Flood and Heat Risk Management Resource Hub Now!
Could your business benefit from getting a site assessment and action plan?
Contact Chaya Chengappa at email@example.com to learn more.