Wednesday, 05 December 2018
Continuing Education: Using FSC®-Certified Wood
December 5, 2018
The Forest Stewardship Council has just completed a significant revision of its continuing education course unit (CEU). Available on-demand, online, the course lets AIA and GBCI-accredited architects, designers, contractors earn continuing education credits. The new course is also ideal for anyone interested in learning about FSC and its use in LEED and other green building certifications, including the Living Building Challenge. It also includes an audio voiceover that makes it easier to understand and retain all course content.
Those who take the course will be able to:
- Explain why 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.
- Describe the fundamentals of a leading forest certification system with benefits for LEED certification.
- Discuss the new rules for how FSC-certified wood works in the LEED green building rating system, clarify the differences between LEED 2009 and LEED v4 as it relates to FSC, and understand how FSC is credited in other leadership green building programs in North America
- Identify the tools, strategies and resources that green building professionals can use to encourage market transformation to sustainability of the forest products industry.