Happy Holidays from CREW!

Peaceful snow-covered landscape.

2022 was another active and productive year for CREW, and we want to thank all of our partners and friends in the fields of emergency management, disaster preparedness, and earthquake insurance for their contributions to CREW’s activities and for their daily efforts to help households and communities prepare for earthquakes and other disasters.

Reflecting on CREW’s work this past year brings to mind a number of accomplishments, including working with our partner CUSEC to orchestrate the first hybrid National Earthquake Program Managers Meeting; presenting the national Mind the Gap earthquake insurance forum; and hosting both a webinar and podcast to explain and publicize CPACE as a potential instrument for financing the seismic mitigation of commercial buildings.

And we can’t pass up this opportunity to mention again the tool chest of materials—including videos, a website, and social media graphics—that CREW developed to help our disaster preparedness partners educate people about earthquake insurance and financial preparedness for disasters.

We look forward to a very productive new year and to collaborating with both old friends and new partners in the months ahead. In the meantime, we wish everyone a very happy holiday season and a resilient new year!

There’s Still Time to Register!

The CPACE for Seismic Strengthening webinar is this this Thursday, July 28, at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
See the agenda & panelists

CPACE (Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy) is a relatively new tool in the seismic mitigation toolbox that can help finance seismic retrofitting of existing commercial buildings and strengthen new construction.

During Thursday’s webinar, a panel of experts will explain what CPACE is and how it works, and discuss such topics as:

  • How CPACE programs are started and what motivates states, counties, and cities to create them.
  • When and where seismic strengthening projects are eligible.
  • What kinds of seismic strengthening projects are a good fit for CPACE and why.
  • What the incentives are for using CPACE to finance resilience projects.