Firewise Education and Tours

Our region now faces a 365-days-a-year fire season with devastating and potentially deadly consequences. There are, however, steps Angelenos can take to protect properties, mitigate the region’s fire danger, and increase the city’s resilience. Architects, builders, developers, urban planners, and landscapers have critical roles to play and that’s why the green building community is taking action.

USGBC-LA’s first annual Firewise Tours took place in the Summer and Fall of 2020 and illustrated the latest home-hardening and firewise landscaping strategies to the public. These tours were supported by webinars designed to dispel myths and offer clear, substantive guidance for fire mitigation and safety.

Listen to this USGBC-LA produced Firewise Home Tour featuring FormLA Landscaping President Cassy Aoyagi.


Click here for additional resources including the Mandeville Canyon Fire-Hardened Home Tour, Wildfire Webinar and Tour at Tujunga, and the Firewise Fact and Fiction Panel Discussion at the 2020 Municipal Green Building Conference & Expo, and other valuable and comprehensive resources related to home-hardening and firewise landscaping process.


10 Qualities of a Firewise Landscape

Missed our Firewise Properties Webinar?


Landscaper Certification Program

The California Native Plant Landscape Curriculum (CNPLC)/El Currículo de Paisaje de Plantas Nativas de California is a nine-part series that covers everything you need to know as a landscaper to

Building Forward LA Guide

Building Resilience: LA is being led by USGBC-LA and includes a broad coalition of leading experts from across the resilience spectrum, including academics, scientists, building owners, local government, architects and

Resiliency Training

USGBC-LA offers a variety of resilience training programs that can be customized for your organization and audience as needed.

Building Resilience LA

Our buildings and communities are vulnerable to a wide range of short- and long-term risks.

Green Rebuilding Initiative

The Green Rebuilding Initiative was born out of a partnership  with Global Green at Ventura Strong, a gathering of Ventura residents affected by the Thomas Fire.  Homeowners registered their interest