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  • Credit: 1 AIA LU/HSW | 0.1 ICC | 1 PDH

    Sustainable construction, green codes and standards, and increased focus on the embodied carbon of buildings has been elevated in profile over the last few years. Recent State and Federal guidelines are continuing to incorporate these concepts into building practices, increasing the demand for design professionals to familiarize themselves with the underlying reasoning behind the requirements and credits. This presentation will provide a basic background for stakeholders in the construction industry on how the wood industry demonstrates the environmental attributes of wood products through standardized approaches that can be utilized by green building codes and rating systems and a peek at upcoming trends in this space.

    By the end of the course, you will be able to:

    1. Identify relevant ASTM and ISO standards that are used to communicate the environmental aspects of wood products.
    2. Explain how sustainability standards mesh with green building codes and rating systems.
    3. Summarize recent federal building programs and their interaction with sustainability standards.
    4. Review upcoming trends in sustainability standards.


    1. Complete the learning materials located under course content.
    2. Once you have completed the course content, you will need to take the quiz.  You must pass the quiz with a score of 70% or higher to receive credit for the course; AIA credit earned will be reported for you. 
    3. You have unlimited attempts to take the quiz to achieve the minimum score of 70%.
    4. After completing the quiz, your certificate and course survey will be available for you to download.

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