IEEE SUSTECH-TALK June 2021: Better Environmental Assessment Tools

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SusTech 2022 is hosting talks on Sustainability leading up to the virtual conference: April 23-25, 2022. 

See https://ieee-sustech.org/ 


ABSTRACT

Better Environmental Assessment Tools: Help Property Owners, Investors and Lenders Cope with Increasing  Flood, Extreme Weather and Climate Risks

Automated risk assessment tools allow owners, developers, investors, and lenders to identify properties that are particularly vulnerable to physical risks. This enables resources to be focused on vulnerable sites for further risk assessments or management by tying hazards/risks to individual buildings.

A comprehensive resilience assessment takes a lot of time and resources, requiring use of different tools and platforms to put together a full picture of the risks and their severity. Imagine if you could just type in an address and instantly receive a full resilience risk report for any property in the U.S.

RiskFootprint, developed by company Coastal Risk Consulting, looks at 14 types of risk, including wildfire, pluvial (extreme rainfall) and fluvial (riverine) flooding, earthquakes, and wind, plus 2050 climate impacts like extreme heat, rainfall, and drought.

A LEED-certified building currently doesn’t have to take any of these risks into account, despite the fact that they threaten an asset’s durability and lifetime. To fully understand a project’s sustainability, we need to stop looking only at what our buildings are doing to the planet, he said, and also start taking into account what the planet might do to our buildings.

 



  Date and Time

  Location

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  • Date: 22 Jun 2021
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • All times are America/Los_Angeles
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  • Irvine, California
  • United States

  • Starts 24 May 2021 08:38 AM
  • Ends 20 June 2021 08:38 PM
  • All times are America/Los_Angeles
  • No Admission Charge


  Speakers

Albert J. Slap of Coastal Risk Consulting, LLC

Topic:

Automated risk assessment tools

Automated risk assessment tools allow owners, developers, investors, and lenders to identify properties that are particularly vulnerable to physical risks. This enables resources to be focused on vulnerable sites for further risk assessments or management by tying hazards/risks to individual buildings.

Biography:

Albert J. Slap is President and Co-Founder of Coastal Risk Consulting, LLC, a geospatial technology, modeling, data analytics and advisory services firm located in Boca Raton, FL. Coastal Risk’s technology empowers individuals, businesses, and governments in the US and globally to accelerate resilience to floods, natural hazards and climate impacts. Prior to launching Coastal Risk, Mr. Slap was a nationally recognized, environmental trial attorney and law professor. Over the years, Mr. Slap used America’s environmental laws to protect public health and the environment by stopping water and air pollution, toxic waste dumping, and by requiring local governments to replace aging and polluting sewer infrastructure. For his outstanding legal work, Mr. Slap was the recipient in 2014 of the prestigious Marjory Stoneman Douglas “Defender of the Everglades Award.





Agenda

06:00pm - 6:15pm PST: Welcome / Introduction

06:15pm - 7:00pm PST: Sustech Talk

07:00pm - 7:30pm PST: Q/A 



Please register to attend this Virtual Talk.

WebEx link for this SusTech June 2021 will be emailed separately.