Wednesday, January 16, 2008

"Green Builders Meet in San Diego" featuring Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi

SoCal Rebuilding Summit

Date: Friday, January 25th, 2008
Time: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Location: San Diego Natural History Museum Balboa Park, 1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA[Map]

Summit: Objective: An improvement in the successful understanding and implementation of structures and sites that are fire resistant, resilient, and appropriate.

Summary: This Summit is about planning, design, construction, operation & maintenance in the context of sustainable development within the built environment and is NOT about fire response/suppression.

KEYNOTES Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council, John Garamendi, Lt. Governor, State of California


OVERVIEW How can we take advantage of the best practice technologies, techniquesand talents to rebuild after Southern California's recent wildfires in asustainable manner?

What conflicting requirements and barriers exist to overcome between fire resistance, codes and green buildings/sustainability?

What new programs, initiatives and organizations are available to addressrebuilding in a manner that allows owners and their design/construct teamsto "rebuild it right the first time?"

Come join government officials, scientists, professionals as well as various stakeholders, planners, and other experts as we explore and resolve how toeffectively address these challenges. An initial work plan will be produced,and a Rebuilding White Paper will accompany this Summit.

No comments: