Financing Resilience in Connecticut

March 28, 2017
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM

CT State House, Old Judiciary Room
Parking is in the Garage of the Legislative office Building (LOB), 300 Capitol Ave, Hartford. Attendees will then have to walk through the LOB up to the State Capitol and the meeting will take place in the Old Judiciary Room. Here’s map with directions
Hartford, CT 06103

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 -- CT Green Building Council Event at CT State House "Financing Resilience in Connecticut"

Financing Resilience in Connecticut: Current Programs, National Models, and New Opportunities

CT Capitol

Tuesday March 28, 2017- 7:30 am registration and breakfast, Program 8am to 10am. At the Connecticut State House, Old Judiciary Room (visitor parking at the Legislative Office Building)

An Educational Program on Financing Resilience in Connecticut for Legislators, Municipal and State Officials, Planners, Architects and Engineers Organized by the Connecticut Green Building Council Advocacy Committee

Speakers and Presenters include:

  • Rep. James M. Albis, Deputy Majority Leader, 99th District - East Haven, Connecticut
  • George Bradner, Property & Casualty Division, Connecticut Insurance Department
  • Wayne Cobleigh, CPSM, Vice President, GZA and CTGBC Vice Chairman
  • Rebecca A. French, Ph.D., Director of Community Engagement, Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA)
  • David M. Kooris, AICP, Director, Rebuild by Design and National Disaster Resilience Programs, Connecticut Department of Housing
  • Matt Macunas, Legislative Liaison & Marketing Manager, Connecticut Green Bank

Additional program details: Becoming more resilient to the impacts of climate change and extreme weather in Connecticut has come at a high price. To date, in Connecticut, most of the dollars invested in resilient infrastructure have come from federal grants received after a declared disaster, but grants alone will not cover the bill. Listen to the lessons learned in Connecticut about unmet recovery needs from Irene, Alfred and Sandy. Living, working and playing on the coast, in our cities or near riverine floodplains are expected to increase our exposure to more climate risks. Our buildings' and infrastructure's vulnerability will increase due to more days with high temperatures, more flooding and more business disruption from extreme precipitation and storms due to the impacts of climate change.

So how are we going to set building codes and standards for more resilient design and pay for climate mitigation and climate adaptation?  Our panelists will share their experience and perspectives on:

  • the challenges with solvency and relying on the National Flood Insurance Program
  • the limitations of national disaster recovery funding and competitive grants,
  • the need for proactively financing resilience,
  • some promising new financing mechanisms and insurance linked securities like R-PACE and Resilience Bonds that need to be pilot tested.



$10.00 Member Ticket -- Tuesday, March 28, 2017 -- CT Green Building Council Event at State House "Financing Resilience in Connecticut"

$20.00 Non-Member Ticket -- Tuesday, March 28, 2017 -- CT Green Building Council Event at State House "Financing Resilience in Connecticut"