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:

  • What presents the greatest dangers to homes in the Urban Wildlife Interface (UWI)
  • Why native landscapes better protect homes from fire than turf, agave and hardscapes
  • Where and how to use native foliage and tree canopy to mitigate the vulnerabilities of the home and topography.
    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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