Breaking Free from Tropical Hardwoods: New Alternatives for Sustainability - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.5 GBCI SITES-Specific CE

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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.

The GBCI course ID for this course is 0920020989, providing SITES-specific CE hours required to maintain SITES AP credentials. Participants will need to pass the exam at the end of the presentation in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants will need to self-report CE hours through their credentials account on https://sitesonline.usgbc.org.

Learning objectives:

  • 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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Video: Breaking Free from Tropical Hardwoods: New Alternatives for Sustainability - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.5 GBCI SITES-Specific CE
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Quiz
11 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  9/11 points to pass
11 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  9/11 points to pass Successful completion of this quiz is required to earn your PDH for this webinar.
Evaluation
8 Questions
Certificate - PDH
1.50 PDH credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 PDH credits  |  Certificate available
Certificate - GBCI SITES-Specific CE
1.50 GBCI SITES-Specific CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 GBCI SITES-Specific CE credits  |  Certificate available