A soundly built environment is key and so are strong communities.
At USGBC-LA we recognize that our buildings and communities are vulnerable to a wide range of short- and long-term risks, especially from climate change. We are taking a leadership role to share national best practices and provide guidance for communities to achieve greater climate resilience at the local level. Keep reading to learn more about our climate resilience work across the Los Angeles region.
Building Resilience Los Angeles: A Primer for Facilities
This initiative includes a broad coalition of leading experts from across the resilience spectrum, including academics, scientists, building owners, local government, architects and engineers, emergency managers, and community advocates.
Building Resilience Los Angeles: A Primer for Facilities is a guidebook developed by this coalition to help the owners and operators of buildings integrate resilience into their day-to-day lives. From emergency planning to building community, the guide provides a step-by-step process to help prepare for disasters in ways that make life better today.
Boyle Heights Resiliency Hub
At USGBC-LA we recognize that many of our disadvantaged communities are the first among us to feel the effects of climate change, while also having the fewest resources to combat it. U.S. Green Building Council-LA has partnered with the Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory (BHAC) and along with partners at Climate Resolve, the City of Los Angeles, and The American Red Cross, is assisting to create a remarkable new resilience hub at the Conservatory. When it is complete, the building will be supported by solar power and battery storage, a hospital-grade HVAC system, with HEPA filters, as well as backup water, ensuring that the center can operate and provide crucial services to the community under any conditions, including natural disasters USGBC-LA and its partners have secured grants and donations to provide emergency drinking water, a rooftop solar array for emergency power, first aid and CPR trainings, and air quality monitors. Learn more and see the current indoor air quality levels by visiting the Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory Indoor Air Quality Monitoring website.