2012 Fire Summit: Living with Wildfire: Green Building & Fire Safety – Bridging the Gap
Within the past ﬁve years, new codes, policies and recommendations for construction and landscaping have been adopted to address the continued threat of wildﬁre and increasing demands on energy and ecological resources. Impacted stakeholders are from public and private sectors in urban or rural areas including residents, business, land managers, landscape architects, landscape designers,
foresters, ﬁre authorities, building industry, planners and policy-makers. Understanding and applying both wildﬁre safety and sustainable or “Green” principles can be complex and conﬂicting. The objective of the 2012 Fire Summit is to address these challenges - Bridging the Gap – for better planning, safety and sustainability.