Resilient Homes

Research around home destruction vs. home survival in wildfires points to embers and small flames as the leading cause of ignition in wildfires. Embers are burning pieces of airborne wood and/or vegetation that can be carried more than a mile by the wind. They can cause spot fires and ignite homes, debris, and other objects. A combination of Firewise construction and landscaping can help homes withstand windblown embers by minimizing the likelihood of flames touching the home or any attachments and reducing the chance of fire spreading. Source 1, 2, 3

Rebuilding Education Opportunity

The Colorado Green Building Guild (CGBG), with support from Boulder County, is hosting a year-long series on rebuilding. CGBG is a non-profit organization based in Boulder County that is run by volunteer building professionals (architects, builders, engineers, and building science interested individuals).

CGBG Events