GB310 Demonstrating Sustainability Through Standards WEBINAR

Categories: Green Building
Course Length: 1h
Accreditation: AIA HSW LU, ICC CEU
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Sustainable construction, green codes and standards, and increased focus on the embodied carbon of buildings has been elevated in profile over the last few years.  Recent State and Federal guidelines are continuing to incorporate these concepts into building practices, increasing the demand for design professionals familiarize themselves with the underlying reasoning behind the requirements and credits.  This presentation will provide a basic background for stakeholders in the construction industry how the wood industry demonstrates the environmental attributes of wood products through standardized approaches that can be utilized by green building codes and rating systems and a peek at upcoming trends in this space. Learning Objectives:

  • Identify relevant ASTM and ISO standards that are used to communicate the environmental aspects of wood products
  • Explain sustainability standards mesh with green building codes and rating systems
  • Summarize recent federal building programs and their interaction with sustainability standards
  • Review upcoming trends in sustainability standards
Funding provided in part by the Softwood Lumber Board.