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Getting to Green: Life Cycle Analysis plus Forest Certification

Format On Demand: Online
Offered by McGraw Hill Construction
Category Materials and resources

This article will discuss how architects can be reasonably assured that products, particularly wood products, are maximally sustainable. Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and forest certification will be discussed in terms of their place on an architect's sustainabili ty agenda, and an LCA of western red cedar will be presented to demonstrate the level of research involved, along with results tha

Objectives

  • Discuss two main items essential to specifying sustainable wood products
  • Describe the contribution of a life cycle analysis to green building
  • Articulate the environmental benefits of western red cedar
  • Compare western red cedar to other building materials in terms of sustainability
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CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0