A distinguished list of scheduled panelists will stimulate discussions ranging from climate change and adaptive strategies for the North, strategies examining existing buildings and how they can be made more energy efficient, costing lessons, capacity building in northern communities and much more.

There will be a focus on emerging technologies and new approaches to the creation of real-world sustainable, affordable and highly efficient buildings that exceed expectations in northern climates. To open the forum on the evening of March 22, a keynote address will be made by former NWT Premier and current CEO and Chair of the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, Nellie Cournoyea. On March 23 Dr. John F. Straube who is a specialist building science engineer, will deliver the keynote address. Other keynote addresses will be delivered by Senior Northern Housing Researcher, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Bill Semple, Pita Aatami, President of the Makivik Corparation, and author and Architect Juhani Pallasmaa. Click on the Speakers Link to learn more about our keynote speakers.

The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation believes the timing for the Northern Housing Forum couldn’t be better given the necessity for companies, organizations and governments involved in the delivery of northern housing to continually seek methods to improve performance, community relationships, and cost-effectiveness.

The Northern Housing Forum promises to leave participants with new ideas, tips and techniques for a broad new housing agenda that incorporates community sustainability, energy efficiency, affordability and new technologies. We would be honoured if you joined us in Inuvik March 22-25, 2010.

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