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WEBINAR – Carbon Implications of Construction Material Selection

November 14, 2012 – 10:00 am - 11:00 am




Join at 10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, 12 pm Central, 1 pm Eastern

Carbon emissions have come to the forefront of public discourse and increasingly, of public policy. This presentation will focus on the worthwhile objective of maximizing carbon storage and minimizing carbon dioxide emissions associated with the design and construction of buildings. The carbon implications of building material selection will be examined, using examples of real world projects and material comparisons to show how using wood can reduce a building’s carbon footprint. Other topics will include tools for assessing carbon liberation, carbon equivalency, fossil vs. atmospheric carbon, CO2 sequestration, and implications of potential cap and trade legislation and the Kyoto process for materials selection and building design.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Jim Bowyer is Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering. He is an Elected Fellow of the International Academy of Wood Science, President of Bowyer & Associates, a consulting firm focused on helping organizations improve their environmental performance, and Director of the Sustainable Materials Program at Dovetail Partners, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides authoritative information about the impacts and trade-offs of environmental decisions. He has published widely on the topics of wood and fiber science, bioenergy, life cycle assessment, green building standards, global raw material trends, and environmental policy and is a frequent speaker on these topics.

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WoodWorks is an approved AIA provider. Eligible attendees will qualify for 1 credit (HSW/SD).

Engineers and non-member architects will receive a certificate of completion for 1 PDH credit.

Certificates will be emailed to participants within two weeks of the webinar.

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees

Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

Mobile attendees

Required: iPhone®/iPad®/Android™ smartphone or tablet


14 November 2012
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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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.