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Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Continuing Education: Mastering FSC-Certified Wood in Green Building

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July 22, 2014


FSC US is pleased to announce the launch of a new continuing education unit (CEU) for design and building professionals.  

This effort would not have been possible without support from our sponsors, Columbia Forest Products, Collins, Windfall Lumber, Sustainable Northwest Wood, F.D. Sterritt Lumber. We offer our sincere thanks to these FSC-certified companies. 

The CEU is an online, on-demand platform that describes the essentials about sourcing FSC-certified wood for your green building project. 

If you are an architect, designer, contractor, or just interested in learning about sourcing FSC-certified materials for your project, this CEU is for you. Sections of the CEU focus on finding FSC-certified materials, and documenting your use of FSC materials in LEED and other green building systems. 

The CEU is an AIA and GBCI approved Continuing Education course provided by GreenCE, Inc. 

COURSE NUMBER: GFS06A
COURSE TITLE: Mastering FSC-Certified Wood in Green Building
HOURS:  1 AIA HSW CE HOUR AND 1 GBCI CE HOUR 
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the design professional will be able to:

  • 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
  • Describe the fundamentals of a leadership 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 standards 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

The CEU is available on GreenCE’s website here, free of charge. The course will be available in a Lunch & Learn and webinar formats in the fall of 2014.  

We encourage you to pass the access information along to others who may be interested. 

If you have questions about the CEU, are interested in becoming involved in the development of future courses, or have inquiries about Lunch & Learn classes and/or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Amelia Harris at a.harris at us.fsc point org.  

Find more information about this CEU and past editions in the green building section of our website.