Firewise Property Tours

usgbc-la to host Fiery Happy Hour Conversation and Virtual Tours

Date: Thursday, June 4, 2020

Time: 4:00-5:30 PM

Location: Zoom

Tickets: Complimentary, Registration Open Now
Join Firewise Experts and your USGBC-LA community for a virtual tour and happy hour filled with fiery discussion! We’ll virtually tour two LA coastal foothill properties hardened to fire while discussing firewise strategies, best practices, and answering your questions.

David Hertz, founder, Studio of Environmental Architecture and Cassy Aoyagi, president, FormLA Landscaping, shared their expertise in hardening homes and creating firewise landscapes via our January webinar. In June, they’ll build upon the webinar’s take-aways, walking you through their most firewise designs. Via the virtual tour format, you’ll see areas and strategies often not readily visible during in-person tours and perhaps even learn a little bit more.
Cassy Aoyagi will guide tour participants through an optimally firewise garden, selected for the 2020 Venice Design Series, that wraps a home overlooking Mandeville Canyon. You’ll see:

  • Effective, beautiful defensible space on all sides of one of the first green-home renovations in LA
    Cisterns at the ready to fuel rooftop sprinklers
  • The mix of native foliage and retaining walls used to secure a steep slope and mitigate fire danger
  • Tiered edible gardens filled with the residents’ favored organic fruits, veggies and herbs
  • Tree canopy placed strategically to “catch” flying embers away from the home
    There will be ample time for Q&A. While we cannot provide snacks and cocktails, we strongly recommend mixing up your favorite fireball cocktail to set the mood! Have a favorite recipe? Share it with tour goers via Instagram in advance of the event: #FireWiseFireBall!
    See you there!
    Join us via Zoom:
    Meeting ID: 991 5926 9486
    One tap mobile +16699006833,,99159269486# US

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