The Future of Wood Building Products in a Changing Climate
Wood is a renewable resource that has wide material applications in many industries. Wood products sourced from sustainably managed forests store carbon and can play an important role in combating climate change. Recent innovations in the use of wood have led to the development of new products that can replace traditional fossil-based carbon-intensive materials, particularly in the construction and energy sectors. Understanding the potential environmental impacts and societal implications of increases in both conventional and emerging wood products across their respective life cycles, as well as their possible reuse in a circular construction economy, is critical in assessing the climate mitigation potential of wood vs. other materials.
What is the future role of forest products in addressing climate, resources, societal, and environmental challenges? What are the environmental, economic, and societal implications for using more forest products? Hear from speakers representing forestry, industrial ecology, architecture, conservation, and academia.
Join us every Thursday from September 16-November 18 from 11:30am-12:10pm US EDT. Note: there will be no webinars on October 21 and November 25.
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|Date||Speaker||Organization||Talk title||Speaker Information||Webinar|
|Sept. 9||Steve Marshall||Mass Timber Strategy||Solid Wood Products of Tomorrow: A case for mass timber||Biography & Abstract Reading||Slides, Recording|
|Sept. 16||Galina Churkina||Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany||Climate Impacts of Timber Construction||Biography & Abstract Reading||Slides, Recording|
|Sept. 23||Mark Wishnie||BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group||
Tomorrow’s World: Future Forests, Timber Supply, and the Bioeconomy
|Biography & Abstract Reading||Slides, Recording|
|Ana Leite Bastos||Urbem||The Brazilian Forests and The Mass Timber Market||Biography & Abstract Reading||Slides, Recording|
|Oct. 7||Rachel Pasternack & Ethan Belair||The Nature Conservancy||Building It Right: Understanding Potential Forest Impacts from Mass Timber Construction||Slides, Recording|
|Oct. 14||Yuan Yao||Center for Industrial Ecology, Yale University||Wood Products as Sustainable Materials||Biography & Abstract Reading||Slides, Recording|
|Oct. 28||Niko Heeren||Norwegian University of Science & Technology||Environmental Impact of Buildings||Biography & Abstract Reading||Slides, Recording|
|Nov. 4||Mokena Makeka||Dalberg Advisors||The Challenges and Opportunities in the Global South||Biography & Abstract Reading||Slides, Recording|
|Nov. 11||Alan Organschi||Innovation Lab, Bauhaus Earth, Germany||Building the Carbon Positive City||Biography & Abstract Reading||Slides, Recording|
|Nov. 18||Ana María Durán Calisto||Yale School of Architecture||Forest Remediation and Communal Life: Restoring the Sumak Kawsay in Ecuadorian Amazonia||Biography & Abstract Reading||Slides, Recording|
|Dec. 2||Tom Chung||Leers Weinzapfel Associates||XL to XS: Mass Timber Architecture across size and typology||Biography & Abstract||Slides, Recording|
Photo by Ema Peter. Wood Innovation and Design Center. Michael Green Architecture.