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Brown Bag Series: Ignition Resistance and Ember Intrusion
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Brown Bag Series: Ignition Resistance and Ember Intrusion

The Waldo Canyon Fire during the summer of 2012 destroyed almost 350 homes, and damaged many more. This fire was unusual in that many structures were extinguished before they could burn to the ground. These observations have altered and expanded our understanding of how homes are ignited by wildfires. Since the Waldo Canyon Fire, the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety has been conducting testing to verify and expand our understanding of how homes burn.

3/10/2015
When: Second Tuesdays
noon - 1:30pm
Where: Clerk and Recorder Office (Houston Room)
1750 33rd St
Boulder, Colorado  80301
United States
Contact: Colorado Green Building Guild


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Note:  The location for our Brown Bag seminars has changed!  Parking in the appropriate area is important to our new hosts.  Please park at the back NE part of the parking lot, beyond the Meeting Room Sign (marked with yellow parking space lines).
 
The Waldo Canyon Fire during the summer of 2012 destroyed almost 350 homes, and damaged many more.  This fire was unusual in that many structures were extinguished before they could burn to the ground.  These observations have altered and expanded our understanding of how homes are ignited by wildfires.  Since the Waldo Canyon Fire, the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety has been conducting testing to verify and expand our understanding of how homes burn.  

Andrew Notbohm and Ron Flax from the Boulder County’s Land Use Department will present the results of this research, and layout some of the challenges ahead for designers and builders who work in the Wildland Urban Interface.  

In addition, the workshop will give a brief introduction to the Boulder County Wildfire Partners program.  
 
Approved for 0.5 CEU for BPI and 1.0 LU/HSW for AIA CEUs.  
 

Andrew Notbohm is an ISA Certified Arborist and Wildfire Mitigation Specialist with the Boulder County Land Use Department.  For over a decade, he has coordinated mitigation, education and outreach efforts which help Colorado homeowners and communities address wildfire risk.   Before joining Boulder County, Andrew was the Wildfire Mitigation Program Coordinator with the Colorado Springs Fire Department and owned a successful tree service business specializing in wildfire protection and fuels management.   He holds a degree in geography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is a red-carded firefighter.  anotbohm@bouldercounty.org 

Ron Flax, RESNET, LEED AP, is the Building Sustainability Examiner for Boulder County where he manages the green building and energy initiatives of the Land Use Department. Previously he worked for Ron Flax Consulting, a Building Science based firm focused on improving our health and our environment.  Prior to this, Ron worked as a Project Manager for a local award winning design-build firm.  Ron has been a member of the sustainable building community for the past 18 years and has extensive hands-on experience in both design and construction, including the record setting deep energy retrofit of his South Boulder home.  He was the 2011 recipient of the Colorado Green Building Guild Leadership Award, the 2012 Conservationist of the Year from the Center for Resource Conservation, and in 2014 was recognized by the North Colorado Chapter of the AIA for Contribution to the Built Environment.   Ron frequently teaches on a wide range of green building and sustainability topics including energy, water, indoor air quality, and resource conservation. rflax@bouldercounty.org


Cost: 
FREE- Guild members
$20 non members- learn more about other benefits of membership
 

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