Course Description:
This seminar follows the life cycle of wood, wood fiber, and mass timber as sustainable design solutions for the built environment. A focus will be on continuous improvement considerations for project teams as well as addressing the positive impact of wood-based building materials for carbon sequestration, facility management, and the occupants’ health and wellbeing.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review wood as a natural resource as well as resource management practices that protect ecosystems
  • Address sustainable manufacturing standards to meet code compliance, maintain workplace safety, and the relevance to green building programs
  • Discuss how wood, mass timber, & wood by-products building materials benefit design intent, performance requirements, and occupant health
  • Explore how wood materials increase building performance, improve efficiencies, and the positive impact for our rapidly changing planet

Presenter:  Stirling Morris, Architectural Consultant, Sierra Pacific Windows