Wildfire Hardening for New Home Construction

Date

12/09/2022
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location

Sonoma Clean Power Advanced Energy Center
741 4th St.
Santa Rosa, CA

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Historically, preparing homes for wildfire has meant removing or reducing the presence of flammable material on or immediately around the house by using fire-resistant building materials or simply removing anything that might burn. This can be thought of as passive home hardening. New technologies are now enabling active home protection from wildfire. This course addresses wildfire threats to new home construction, explores passive and active mitigation options for wildfire hardening, and demonstrates how smart home technology allows our housing stock to adapt to changing climates.

Where: Advanced Energy Center & Santa Rosa Site Visit (address upon completion of course)

When: Friday, December 9 | 3:00-4:30pm

Earn: 1.5 LU | HSW AIA CES Approved Course

Learning Objective 1:
Area level wildfire exposure: understand fire return intervals, construction in the woodland-urban interface (WUI), the impact of climate change

Learning Objective 2:
Understand structure level wildfire exposure: Direct flame, radiant heat, ember exposure

Learning Objective 3:
Understand passive wildfire mitigations for new home construction and discuss direct effects through case study/site tour

Learning Objective 4:
Understand active wildfire mitigations for new home construction and discuss direct effects through case study/site tour

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