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Building Sustainably: Wood’s Role in Healthy Forests and Healthy Buildings

October 6, 2021 – 11:00 am - 1:00 pm




This online event begins at 11:00 PT, 12:00 MT, 1:00 CT, 2:00 ET

Explore the benefits of using wood products in construction, from our forests to wood buildings. In addition to their renewability, wood products require less embodied energy to manufacture than other structural building materials. This presentation will discuss three topics: forestry and the impact of wood use on forest health, the relevance of wood to green building rating systems, and biophilic design strategies for healthy buildings. It will answer questions such as: Where do our trees and forests grow?  How have forests changed over time? What is the relationship between people and forests—now and in the past? How does wood contribute to biophilic design principles? What is the purpose of green building rating systems and how do they vary? How can wood products be used in construction to gain points and credits within a number of green building rating systems?

WoodWorks Speaker:

Mike Romanowski, SE, WoodWorks

Mike received his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo in 1979 and has 37 years of structural engineering design, plan check/peer review and investigative experience. He has been involved in the production of engineering calculations and construction documents, construction administration, field investigations and report writing for educational, commercial, industrial, medical, institutional, residential and military projects utilizing all types of building materials. Mike is a licensed Structural Engineer in the State of California.


Attendees will qualify for 2.0 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 2.0 PDH credits or 0.20 ICC credits


For questions or additional information, please contact:

Jaime Krohn, CMP
Ph: 312-841-8272


Refunds up to 7 days before event.

Eventbrite fees, which varies by state, are nonrefundable.


October 6
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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WoodWorks offers a wide range of in-person and online training opportunities, from Wood Design Symposiums that include concurrent seminars and a trade show, to half-day workshops, lunchtime seminars and webinars.