June 29 - Best in the West Regional Webinar Series: Green Infrastructure & Resiliency in the Community

  • 29 June 2017
  • Start time : 12:00 PM
  • End time : 01:00 PM
  • Event Host : USGBC Utah
June 29 - Best in the West Regional Webinar Series: Green Infrastructure & Resiliency in the Community
Event Description

Green infrastructure has direct and indirect benefits that make communities more resilient.

The U.S. Western region continually faces challenges of earthquakes, fires, and extreme weather and side effects from expected and unexpected situations. Fortunately, those in the West are resilient, and we bounce back.

Green infrastructure can often be a conduit for enhanced community resilience from major shocks, such as flood and drought, to ongoing issues, including water, health or social justice.

At the city scale, green infrastructure has multiple benefits that support the community but are often undervalued or installed in a silo. At the building scale, green infrastructure, such as green roofs, can support stormwater regulations, reduce energy costs, localized flooding and heat island.

This webinar will walk through case studies where green infrastructure supports greater community resilience.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • USGBC Utah
  • Agenda
    • Understand the community benefits of green infrastructure
      Explain how municipal how community resilence can be guided by regulatory stormwater requirements
      Discuss how a community can start prioritizing and building resilience in the community
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Russ Sands - Senior Planner, Brendle Group
      Greg Guibert - Chief Resilience Officer, City of Boulder
      Basil Hamdan -Stormwater Quality Engineer, City of Fort Collins
      Elizabeth Beardsley - Senior Policy Counsel, USGBC
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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