Toronto's First Vertical Forest

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Credit: Brisban Brook Beynon

Credit: Brisban Brook Beynon

Brian Brisbin, founding partner of Brisbin Brook Beynon Architects will be speaking at Grey to Green on May 16 as part of the Afternoon Keynote, Lessons Learned from City-Building Scale Green Infrastructure Projects for Climate Change and Beyond. Brisbin will present on BBB's concept for Toronto's First Vertical Forest and its impact on the environment. A key factor in the Vertical Forest design is the use of microclimates. Microclimates are climates that exist in a much larger climate. They can exist in areas as small as a few feet or extend for several kilometers.  Brisbin will explain how microclimates work and how the Vertical Forest will contribute to a sustainable microclimate. Learn how to implement a microclimate and how it impacts everything from the air we breathe to the species of songbirds that propagate within it.

Brian Brisbin will present alongside Craig Applegath, Architect, and Principal at DIALOG, Paul Kephart, Principal, Ecologist and Designer at Rana Creek Design, and Andrew Bowerbank, Global Director of Sustainable Building Services at EllisDon Corporation. The Afternoon Keynote will further your knowledge on how cities are working to seamlessly integrate nature into the built environment to promote human and environmental health. 

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