In this session, participants will be introduced to the concept of resilience as it applies to the design and operations of buildings over time. They will learn about the ground-breaking work being conducted by USGBC-LAs Building Resilience-LA program to translate the ideals of physical, social and economic resilience into a practical, step-by-step process that can inform the practice of professionals from across the building industry. 

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about the concept of resilience and how it applies to the operations of buildings and organizations.
  • Be introduced to some of the critical hazards, vulnerabilities and risks to Southern California.
  • Learn about the importance of a systems based approach to social, physical and economic resilience.
  • Be introduced to the work of Building Resilience-LA, including the BRLA methodology.

Date: September 28, 2017

Check-in/Refreshments: 5:30 PM 

Program: 6:00- 7:00 PM

LPA Inc.
5161 California Avenue, Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92617

Learning Units: 1.0 HSW

Cost: $10 Members
$20 (+ Service Fee) Non-members


Heather Rosenberg is a USGBC Ginsberg Fellow and leader of Building Resilience-LA, a USGBC-LA program that brings resilience to the building scale. She recently led the development of Building Resilience-LA: A Primer for Facilities. With more than 15 years working on the leading edge of green building and sustainability, she is co-author of the USGBC report "Social Equity in the Built Environment," co-authored the core curriculum for USGBC's Green Building and LEED Core Concepts Guide, and writes and blogs extensively on issues of social equity and resilience. An ecologist by training, Heather formerly served as a principal at CTG Energetics, where she worked on sustainability projects in buildings, communities and local governments. She was appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti to serve on the City of LAs Innovation and Performance Commission, and serves on the National Institute of Standards and Technology Resilience Panel-Social and Economic Committee and the USGBC Social Equity Working Group.