AIA Course: Using wood for sustainable design and construction

Earn 1.0 AIA learning unit by taking this free course

January 12, 2009 |



Wood has long been considered an environmentally friendly resource. Today, even more focus is being placed on the recycling and renewability aspects of wood, as well as the use of certified forest land. This free AIA/CES course from Building Design+Construction compares the environmental merits of wood and discusses sustainable design considerations for wood structures, envelopes, and finishes.

What you will learn

After reading this article, you should be able to:

* Describe the attributes of wood materials that apply to green building.

* Discuss sustainable design considerations for the application of wood to building structure, envelope, and interior finishes.

* Compare the environmental merits of wood and alternative material choices.

Take this free AIA course at:  (short registration required)

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