Building Green with Wood Toolkit

Format: PDF Documents and Videos – Length: Two Hours Handouts: Yes – Credit: AIA, all Canadian Provincial Architect Associations, BC Housing, EIC – The Building Green with Wood Toolkit by naturally:wood is a comprehensive course on issues required when considering building rating systems, codes and any other “green” related initiatives.

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Forestry in Canada: Managing for Important and Multiple Values

By Derek Nighbor – Format: PowerPoint Video – Length: One Hour – Credits: AIA, all Canadian Provincial Architect Associations and EIC – Handout: Yes. Given the role that Canadian forest sector workers play as stewards of our forests, this session will share information on how Canada’s forests are managed – and will look at the important values that must be considered as we deal with a dynamic landscape and a changing climate.

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Passive House Principles

By Scott Kennedy – Format: PowerPoint Video – Length: One Hour – Credits: AIA, all Canadian Provincial Architect Associations, BC Housing and EIC – Handout: No. This course will explore how Passive House Principles will influence future wood frame projects.

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The Bullitt Center: Heavy Timber and the Living Building Challenge

By Brian Court, Format: PowerPoint Video – Length: One Hour – Credits: AIA, all Canadian Provincial Architect Associations, HPO, EIC – Handout: Yes. The Bullitt Center, a six-storey heavy timber building, recently competed in Seattle, is predicted to be the world’s most energy efficient commercial building. In this presentation, Project Architect Brian Court will give a short overview of the LBC, discuss the design strategies for the Bullitt Center, and highlight structural and environmental virtues of the heavy timber structural system such as renewability, contribution to energy efficiency, and light carbon footprint.

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The role of Certification in Mass Timber Construction

Presented by Annie Perkins . Format: PowerPoint Video – Length: One Hour – Credits: AIA, all Canadian Provincial Architect Associations, BC Housing, EIC – Handout: Yes. Certified wood offers an excellent solution for building projects. When procured from responsibly managed forests, building with wood addresses climate change, conservation, and biodiversity, and provides renewable building materials with lower embodied carbon than traditional building materials.

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Why Forestry is not about trees

By Etienne Belanger. Format: PowerPoint Video – Length: One Hour – Credits: AIA, all Canadian Provincial Architect Associations. Handout: Yes. This course will discuss forestry from the origins of the forest science to current challenges. It will explain how the definition of sustainable forest management continues to evolve, notably through forest management certification standards.

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