Local Wood in Practice: A Conversation across the Material Stream

Building professionals have an essential role to play in forest conservation; they hold the power to shape forested landscapes through the materials they consume on behalf of their clients. Informed decisions at the lumber yard can create market forces that provide a continuous supply of green building materials, sustain rural communities dependent on working forests, and improve ecosystem resiliency in a changing climate. Join us in a unique cross-sector conversation with a sawyer, builder, and architect who each became a part of the conservation movement by incorporating local wood from New England forests into their projects. We’ll share tips, tricks, and lessons learned in an effort to inspire other professionals to take an active role in improving the relationship between society and the forest.

Session Chair(s): 

Event Time: 

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Room / Location:
Harbor 2

Experience Level: 

1 (no prior experience/knowledge needed)

CEU Information: 

AIA 1.0 LU/HSW
MA CSL 1.0 hour Energy

Session ID: 

BOS19-218