The seminar is from 11am to 2pm on October 24 at the Morton Steakhouse in Seattle. It costs $20 which includes lunch. Register here.
Building for the Future: How Wood Contributes to Sustainable ConstructionThis course will examine how the use of wood as a structural material in buildings contributes to their environmental performance. Attendees will learn how to quantify the sustainability of their building designs through life cycle assessment (LCA) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). Discussion will include the impact of wood on a building's carbon footprint, and the effects of timber harvesting practices on North American forests over the past 100 years. Wood-based framing systems and details will be presented to demonstrate material and energy-efficient options available, including alternate systems and techniques such as cross laminated timber (CLT) and advanced framing.
Update: The slides from the presentation are available here among other Woodworks presentations.