Webinar: USGBC-LA's: Thought Leadership Series: Reducing California's Fire Risk, June 17, 4pm-6pm PST

  • 17 June 2021
  • Start time : 04:00 PM
  • End time : 06:00 PM
USGBC-LA's Thought Leadership Series, Reducing California's Fire Risk
Event Description

USGBC-LA is hosting this event to bring together the sustainability, green building, and fire prevention communities to jointly address wildfire resilience across California. The event will begin with virtual tours and expert interviews provided by local green building chapters in Northern and Southern California, lead to multiple keynotes from community leaders, feature panels from industry experts addressing the issues from a community and building level, and then conclude with networking and meeting space for fire safe councils throughout the state. The mini-conference aims to convene fire scientists, firefighters and fire safe councils, forest management professionals, cultural burning and environmental advocates, and more.

  • Agenda
    • 2:00 - 3:50 pm
      Series of Virtual Tours
      20-mins each, virtual tours with varying topics brought to you by USGBC North CA, USGBC-LA, Plant Prefab, RDC Demo, Rick Halsey, and Gary Breaux
      (Virtual tour links will be available after event as well)

      4:00 - 5:00 pm
      Leaders of Wildfire Defense: Keynotes and Power Panel
      Hear from state leaders on how we can help support efforts to increase fire resilience in CA, with CA Insurance Commissioner, Ricardo Lara, Senator Anthony Portantino, Senator Henry Stern, Assemblymember Jim Wood, and Deputy Secretary for Forest and Wildfire Resilience, Jessica Morse

      5:10 - 6:00 pm
      Panel I: Responsible Urban Planning - Reducing fire risk through informed and effective community development
      Featuring: Rick Halsey, Chaparral Institute; Ilkay Altintas, WIFIRE Lab; David Shew, Wildfire Defense Networks; Reema Shakra, Rincon Consultants, Inc.
      Moderated by: James Carlson, City of Sierra Madre

      6:10 - 7:00 pm
      Panel II: Resilient Building Design and Maintenance - Reducing fire risk through smart home hardening and landscape practices
      Featuring: Steve Glenn, Plant Prefab; Clark Stevens, Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains (RCDSMM); Ron Durbin, Forestry LA County FD
      Moderated by: Marc Los Huertos, Board Member, California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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