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Thursday, 02 November 2017
Mastering FSC in Green Building

AIA and GBCI Accredited CEU offered December 5 in Seattle


Demand for FSC-certified building materials continues to grow. With the launch of LEED v4 by U.S. Green Building Council, the FSC marketplace has a renewed sense of certainty and momentum. This informative session focuses on ways that FSC-certified wood products are rewarded by LEED and other green building programs, including the Living Building Challenge.

The journey from specification to sourcing of building products can be long and complex. Through this course, you will learn why FSC products are important, how they integrate with broader green building standards, and how to find the products you’re looking for.

This event is FREE and no registration is required.

Details follow below:

Mastering FSC-certified Wood in Green Building
Tuesday, December 5th, 12-1:30pm
AIA Seattle
1010 Western Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the design professional will be able to:

1. Explain why Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified wood is key to green building, and why building professionals play an important role in promoting good forest management and conservation in North America and beyond

2. Describe the fundamentals of a leading forest certification system with benefits for LEED certification

3. Discuss the new rules for how FSC-certified wood works in the LEED green building rating system, clarify the differences between LEED 2009 standards and LEED v4 as it relates to FSC, and understand how FSC is credited in other leadership green building programs in
North America

4. Identify the tools, strategies and resources that green building professionals can use to encourage market transformation to sustainability of the forest products industry

The course is offered to design professionals in a live setting.

The course offers 1 AIA Health Safety & Welfare (HSW) CE Hour and 1 GBCI CE Hour.


This event is FREE and no registration is required.