The GreenHome Institute’s – “Strategies for Community Residential Climate Resilience” – Free CE Webinar

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The GreenHome Institute’s – “Strategies for Community Residential Climate Resilience” – Free CE Webinar

November 16, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Communities across the nation are regularly experiencing natural disasters or recovering from them. While all communities are at risk, low-income communities are disproportionately affected by climate events and often have limited resources to recover.

We will review a guide that provides owners and operators of multifamily housing with practical guidance on re-designing and retrofitting their buildings to adapt to and provide protection from climate risks and other potential hazards.

Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour in

  • Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)
  • Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouse
  • American Institute of Architects – AIA (HSW) (PENDING)
  • Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP)
  • Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP)
  • AIBD
  • State Architect / Builder License may be applicable

Lessons Learned

  1. Know where to go to make informed climate risk assessments for exisisting and new residential building
  2. Understand the changes needed to improve tenant welfare against future climate scenairos for residential living
  3. Discuss the 4 strategies of protection, adaptation, back up and community for climate resileincy in housing.
  4. Review resources for technical challenges and solutions to identify climate risks and note safer ways to improve buildings.

Main Speaker: Laurie Schoeman

Laurie Schoeman is the Director of Climate and Sustainable for Enterprise Community Partners Capital Division and sits in the Office of the President. Enterprise is the only national nonprofit that does it all – solutions, capital, and community development – under one roof. Laurie directs the efforts in the Capital division around ESG strategy development, finance, development, and management of climate risks for affordable housing across the nation.

Schoeman is a deeply committed multi-sector climate risk reduction leader with 20 years of experience working in affordable housing, climate finance, community and economic development, equity and environmental justice, and federal and local policy to build the resilience of communities across the nation. Schoeman is a nationally known practitioner and intermediary recognized for her keen ability to drive complex problems into tangible outputs to accelerate climate-safe and adaptive communities. Laurie has led leading-edge local, state and federal efforts to promote climate risk reduction, including the passage of the nation’s first utility-sponsored environmental justice policy in San Francisco; the construction of the nation’s first off-grid environmental justice learning center in California; and the publication of a series on Climate Resilient Housing which has led to close to $250M of investment into housing resilience. Schoeman is the co-chair of the New York State Climate assessment buildings chapter and co-facilitates Resilience21, a network of practitioners across the U.S. advancing climate risk reduction and adaptation. Schoeman has an MUP. from Hunter College and a BA from Smith College.

Mihir Parikh leads Enterprise’s Climate Resilience Academies, helping owners, operators and developers preserve and protect affordable homes across the nation from the risks and impacts of natural hazards and a changing climate. The academies are the latest Enterprise initiative launched to help communities develop homes that can sustain natural hazards and promote environmental justice, health and social cohesion through innovative ideas, technical assistance and advocacy support into post-event reconstruction. Mihir also develops guidance, tools, technical support and advocacy support in climate risk reduction.Prior to joining Enterprise, Mihir worked in the private sector focusing on resiliency and sustainability consulting and program development. His experience and expertise consist of a diverse background, including resiliency planning; energy assurance planning; CDBG-DR program management; climate policy development; sustainability strategies; energy audits; green infrastructure; and utility energy efficiency programs for numerous sectors, including municipal, airports, private and higher education.In 2020, Mihir served on President-Elect Biden’s campaign climate, energy and environmental policy committee focusing on resilience. Mihir is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and LEED Green Associate and holds a BA in environmental studies and policy from Ithaca College.


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