Deep Dive into Sustainable Lumber
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Friday, July 8, 2022
11:00 am – 1:00 pm CDT
Defining unsustainable lumber
Types of wood products that are inherently more sustainable
Sustainable lumber certifications
• Forest Stewardship Council
• Sustainable Forest Initiative
• American Tree Farm System and Canadian Standards Association
Sustainability of local lumber
Sustainability of reused lumber
Sustainability of lumber alternatives
Sustainability vs. affordability
Design for disassembly
Beyond lumber: sustainable wood products
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2.0 HSW CE Hours
2.0 AIA LU|HSW
International Code Council:
.2 CEUs (Sustainability)
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Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).
David Bennink – Owner at RE-USE Consulting
Mr. Bennink of the Building Deconstruction Institute has trained groups in 44 States/4 Provinces, helping start new sustainable businesses and diverting over 100,000,000 pounds from landfills. He focuses on growing the circular economy, zero waste/energy movements, embodied carbon, and sustainable building. Re-Use has completed over 1200 deconstruction projects, and has worked on 3600+ projects. To keep in practice, Mr. Bennink also runs a reuse store and deconstruction contracting firm, markets reclaimed wood, and salvages and sells mature landscaping from jobsites. Voted National Deconstructor of the Year, he also recently won a Sustainable Leadership Award and National Reuse Educator of the Year.
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Course Title: Deep Dive into Sustainable Lumber
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines the qualities of sustainable lumber, types of wood that are inherently more sustainable, sustainable wood certifications, sustainability of local lumber, reused lumber, and lumber alternatives, problems associated with unsustainable lumber, and Designing for Disassembly.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain what sustainable lumber is and what constitutes unsustainable is and the problems it causes.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify what types of wood are inherently more sustainable, and they will be able to identify sustainable lumber certifications to ensure the products they purchase are sustainable.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe the sustainable qualities of local lumber, reused lumber, and alternatives to lumber.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss the principles and practice of Designing for Disassembly, wherein structures are designed for the eventual recovery of materials at the end of the structures’ lifecycle.
LUs: 2.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Awareness and concern for the environmental damage caused by harvesting lumber from unmanaged sources
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 04/29/2024
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