The U.S. Green Building Council-Los Angeles Chapter (USGBC-LA) will host its quarterly Thought Leadership event, a 5-hour symposium on “Reducing California’s Fire Risk” online Thursday, June 17th. The event will begin with virtual tours and expert interviews provided by local green building chapters in Northern and Southern California (2-4p), leading to keynotes from state leaders (4-5p), feature panels from industry experts addressing the issues from a community and building level (5-7p), and then conclude with networking and meeting space in a virtual environment.
Fire season used to be seasonal; it is now year round, increasingly deadly and incredibly costly. This symposium is part of a broader professional training and development program designed to reduce the risk to – and posed by – the more than 4.5 million homes in California’s wildland urban interface. In hosting this event, USGBC-LA aims to inspire proactive risk reduction approaches within the green building community of architects, builders, developers, urban planners and landscapers – as well as all Californians – by convening fire scientists, firefighters and fire safe councils, forest management professionals, cultural burning and environmental advocates, and more.
This event is free but registration is required.