Amanda Komar
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USGBC's Taryn Holowka will participate on a panel about sustainable materials.

Join USGBC for the 2019 SFI Annual Conference, to be held in Richmond, Virginia, Oct. 21–25. The conference, themed "Forests of Opportunity," will discuss topics of relevance to the American, Canadian and international forest sectors.

Learn about innovative wood buildings

On Wednesday, Oct. 23, USGBC’s senior vice president of marketing and communications, Taryn Holowka, will participate in a panel of experts to discuss building with sustainable materials. The panel, "The Sky’s the Limit with Innovative Wood Buildings," will take place from 1:30–2:30 p.m.

Buildings are responsible for approximately 40% of global carbon emissions. Cities grapple with reducing CO2 emissions while population projections soar. The panel will discuss how mass timber construction and certified wood-based building materials address climate change, biodiversity and conservation goals; ensure supply chain assurance; and provide risk mitigation.

Who goes to SFI Annual Conference?

The SFI Annual Conference brings together thought leaders and influencers to learn about the opportunities forests provide:

  • Catalyzing conservation and climate solutions
  • Addressing global sustainability challenges such as circular economies and ocean plastics
  • Creating potential for green buildings in an urbanizing world
  • Helping educators and youth learn about the environment and prepare for future green jobs

A diverse range of attendees are already registered, including conservation and community organizations, indigenous leaders, environmental educators, government agencies and engaged forest product customers across the U.S. and Canada. Please join USGBC and others committed to sustainable forests for this year’s conference.

Register for the SFI Annual Conference