Breaking Free from Tropical Hardwoods: New Alternatives for Sustainability - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)
- Non-member - $60
- Member - $50
- Student Member - Free!
- Associate Member - $40
Dependency on tropical hardwoods is unsustainable given current rates of use, ecosystem degradation, and slow renewal rates. Fortunately, there are new alternatives that are durable, beautiful, and renewable. In this session learn how to use and work with thermally modified, acetylated, and polymerized woods, fused bamboo lumber, and black locust.
PLEASE NOTE: if you are a SITES AP interested in earning the SITES-specific GBCI CE for this webinar, you must have completed the quiz by May 15, 2023. After that date, certificates for SITES-specific GBCI CE earned prior to May 15 will remain available. The GBCI course ID for this course is 0920020989, providing SITES-specific CE hours required to maintain SITES AP credentials. Participants will need to self-report CE hours through their credentials account on https://sitesonline.usgbc.org.
- Understand the environmental and social impacts of using tropical hardwoods.
- Compare alternatives to tropical hardwoods with respect to use, cost, performance, durability, and aesthetics.
- Understand issues with procurement, detailing, fabrication, installation, and maintenance requirements for alternatives to tropical hardwoods.
- Understand the challenges of specifying various wood types within SITES and Living Building Challenge projects.
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