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Meeting California’s New CALGreen Embodied Carbon Requirements with Wood

July 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT

  • Online

Regional Online Event (West)

When the supplement to the 2022 California Green Building Standards Code—Part 11, Title 24, California Code of Regulations (known as “CALGreen”) goes into effect on July 1, 2024, California will become the first state in the U.S. to adopt embodied carbon provisions into their building code. What are the new code provisions, when do they apply, and how will designers meet them? This two-hour webinar (taking place just after the code goes into effect) will answer these questions and more.

The webinar will provide background on the code, when it applies, and the three pathways available for compliance. We will also introduce ways to use structural wood materials in the commercial building types affected by these new provisions based on allowable building heights and areas for various occupancies and construction types outlined by the California Building Code.

The second half of the webinar will focus on the whole building life cycle assessment (WBLCA) compliance pathway outlined in CALGreen. After providing an overview of what a WBLCA is, topics such as biogenic carbon and the embodied carbon impact of wood materials throughout all life cycle stages will be addressed in detail, followed by a case study example of embodied carbon reductions achieved by using a wood structure.


Attendees can Earn 2 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 2 PDH credits or 0.2 ICC credits



Chelsea Drenick, SE | WoodWorks

Mike Romanowski, SE | WoodWorks

Anish Tilak, Manager, Carbon Free Buildings | Rocky Mountain Institute

Maggie Smith, Sr. Environmental Designer | Atelier Ten


Online Attendees:

  • WoodWorks will send each attendee a certificate of completion within 2 weeks via email.
  • Please note that to receive a certificate, attendees must stay for the duration of the event.


For questions or additional information, please contact:

Jaime Krohn, CMP | | (312) 841-8272


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