Initiative Leader - Climate Resilient Built Environment Initiative at National Research Council Canada
Marianne Armstrong is the Initiative Leader for the National Research Council of Canada’s Climate Resilient Built Environment Initiative. From 2016 to 2020, Marianne managed the Climate Resilient Buildings & Core Public Infrastructure Initiative to integrate climate resilience into Canadian building and infrastructure codes, standards, and guidelines. This work was built upon her rich research background relating to residential energy efficiency at the Canadian Centre for Housing technology, and to climate resilience of building envelopes with the NRC. After a 1-year stint as Director of Stakeholder Engagement and Management with Codes Canada, where she led the research program in support of Canada’s National Model Building Codes, Marianne has returned to her passion to define the next 5 years of research to support climate-resilient buildings and infrastructure in Canada. Marianne is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario, holds an MSc in Industrial Design from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, and a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University.