COTE®: Wood Buildings: Carbon Footprint and Forest Sustainability

Friday, January 27, 2023

Opportunities for the built environment to help address carbon-related issues are at the forefront of discussions within the building design and construction community. The spotlight once held by operational energy efficiency has shifted to material choice and embodied carbon—and, in particular, which building products should be specified to achieve a more sustainable structure.

This course takes a brief look at the use of wood products in construction and their ability to store carbon long-term. It will also consider common questions related to the sustainable management of North American forests from which these products are sourced.

Learning Objectives

  1. Review carbon basics and how material choice is related to sustainability.
  2. Examine characteristics of wood products that can have positive environmental impacts.
  3. Address common questions about the sustainability of North American forests.
  4. Learn about different sustainable forestry management systems.

Date and time

Friday, January 27, 2023
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
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1230 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 2700
Atlanta, GA 30309