Join Lisa Podesto, PE of WoodWorks to learn how wood construction can contribute to green building. We will dispel common myths about forestry management, explains wood's role in the three “R”s, and discusses how wood contributes to the occupant environment. We will also review how wood products can positively affect climate change. Topics include: the role of CO2, the carbon cycle and current events. Examples showing how wood compares to other materials will also be shown. Using scientifically-based life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology, this session demonstrates why wood products are better for the environment than other materials in terms of indicators such as embodied energy, air and water pollution and global warming potential. LCA is becoming the world standard for evaluating the sustainability of materials and assemblies and improving environmentally based decision-making. The tools available to conduct LCA for buildings and components will be introduced as well.
Lisa Podesto, PE is a
Lunchtime Learning Pleasanton: Greening your Building with Wood - Sustainable Design Considerations for Non-Residential Buildings
Location: Dahlin Group,
Cost: None; this program is open to all. Please RSVP.
For more information: 510/464-3600