As a designer, it is crucial to know where the wood you specify for projects comes from to ensure the wood is responsibly harvested. This course will help you to speak knowledgeably about FSC requirements and credits that can be earned for projects seeking green building certifications.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand why forests are beneficial for health, the economy, and the environment, and therefore worthy of protection.
  • Examine why the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is the gold standard in timber management, including their ten principles of forest certification and how chain-of-custody certification is achieved.
  • Explore how FSC Certified wood products can help to earn credits in green building rating systems.
  • Discover FSC Certified wood products, including their design options, applications, and performance benefits.

Pre-Requisite: None