American Hardwoods and their Role in Carbon Neutral Design

American Hardwood

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the difference between the physical characteristics of hardwood and softwood trees and identify a minimum of two species for each.
  2. Identify the preferred harvesting method used in responsible forest management of American hardwoods and cite a minimum of two of its positive effects in sustainable timber production and the forest eco-system.
  3. Explain the key points of the carbon cycle as it relates to hardwoods’ impact on the environment through its entire life-cycle process, from healthy forests to finished products.
  4. List documented environmental attributes that identify American hardwoods as a comparatively favorable carbon neutral building material.
  5. Agree that specifying American hardwoods in the material selection process plays a significant role in carbon neutral design

American Hardwoods and their Role in Carbon Neutral Design

4.68 out of 5 based on 44 customer ratings
(44 customer reviews)

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Learn about the science surrounding hardwoods, the significant role of wood in the environment and how to integrate it into sustainable building design.

Credits: 1 AIA HSW + 1 USGBC/GBCI + 1 AIBC Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU

Length: 1h

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Product Description

This course begins with a look at Hardwoods’ basics. It then presents the science surrounding hardwoods; the significant role they play in the environment and finally, as a material choice, discusses their importance in sustainable building. At the conclusion of the session attendees can be confident knowing that when they choose North American hardwoods, they are selecting a quintessentially green material that is ever-renewing, abundant and sustainable.

44 reviews for American Hardwoods and their Role in Carbon Neutral Design

  1. jtreewater@gmail.com
    5 out of 5

  2. Marta DeCapri
    5 out of 5

  3. bhirdes@yahoo.com
    5 out of 5

    Just right.

  4. Joel Goodman
    5 out of 5

  5. Shawn Gottschalk
    5 out of 5

  6. Michael Eady
    5 out of 5

  7. cynthia@olsenvranas.com
    5 out of 5

    excellent content – has already inspired me on my own home remodelling!

  8. usrao1975@gmail.com
    5 out of 5

    Very Good explanation! first time learnt about American Hardwoods..

  9. bcrelia@gmail.com
    4 out of 5

  10. kwasowska@bradley-blewster.com
    5 out of 5

  11. kwasowska@bradley-blewster.com
    5 out of 5

    Very interesting course.

  12. kwasowska@bradley-blewster.com
    5 out of 5

    Very interesting course.

  13. amy landesberg
    4 out of 5

    thank you

  14. Koukaba Mojadidi
    5 out of 5

  15. Katarina Popovic
    4 out of 5

    This course was very good to take our attention on hardwood and its use in building industry with all its benefits on sustainability and environment. Not too many details, but informative enough to encourage our interest in this topic.

  16. Elizabeth Hagberg
    5 out of 5

    very clear, good examples

  17. billdinger@cox.net
    4 out of 5

  18. Bill Christie
    5 out of 5

    Great! thank you

  19. cleppersw@gmail.com
    5 out of 5

  20. Mukul Marathe
    5 out of 5

    nice

  21. Avu Chokalingam
    5 out of 5

    great course

  22. Lee John
    5 out of 5

    Great content!

  23. trevor@alinearch.com
    5 out of 5

  24. PAEKHELAR@YAHOO.COM
    5 out of 5

  25. Bruno Robin
    5 out of 5

    Good info

  26. panderson@alliiance.us
    4 out of 5

    Very Informative

  27. Richard Gulling
    4 out of 5

    thank you

  28. Jeff Rubin
    5 out of 5

    Enjoyed the course!

  29. j.ubaldo@telus.net
    5 out of 5

    Very good presentation

  30. sachdeo@yahoo.com
    5 out of 5

    good

  31. sachdeo@yahoo.com
    5 out of 5

    good

  32. juliettebeltran@shaw.ca
    4 out of 5

  33. gate8116@bellsouth.net
    5 out of 5

    Very informative course

  34. mingkye@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5

    great

  35. Paul Vernon
    4 out of 5

  36. Edmundo Covarrubias
    3 out of 5

    Thanks

  37. Phil Callison
    5 out of 5

    great course

  38. susanmakris@gmail.com
    2 out of 5

    I didn’t think the slides were very useful for an online program

  39. jen@weaverbuildings.com
    5 out of 5

  40. mei.jia@me.com
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  41. zmosharraf1@aol.com
    4 out of 5

    thanks

  42. agent@entelen.com
    5 out of 5

    No comment

  43. jal@teamofchoice.com
    5 out of 5

    Well presented and clear

  44. CHCARCH@GMAIL.COM
    5 out of 5

    Nice

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