October 16 – urban wood webinar: using local materials to enhance design & sustainability on projects

Do you have an interest in learning more about urban wood as a locally and sustainably sourced option for wood building materials? Is your community, organization or company planning for renovations or new construction projects? If you answered yes to either of the above, we invite you to check out an upcoming webinar from Wisconsin Urban Wood on this very topic.

Please share this invite with your colleagues – we would love to have a diverse audience of architects, planners, city administrators, elected officials, arborists, parks directors, urban foresters and more! Event details below: 


Maggie Pipek, Licensed Architect in WI, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP Sustainability Specialist, NCARB, USGBC, Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council Member

Dwayne Sperber, Founder and owner of Wudeward Urban Forest Products, Wisconsin Urban Wood Founding Member, Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council Member

 Date: October 16, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM—1:30 PM CDT


The type of material used in a construction project has a significant effect on the project’s sustainability and wellness goals. When considering using wood in a project, many architects and designers look for materials that are certified, salvaged or reclaimed. While these types of wood are sourced responsibly, they often are not sourced locally. Urban wood provides a responsible and locally sourced option for wood building materials. This webinar will introduce attendees to urban wood, explain what it is, where it comes from, grade, characteristics and considerations when sourcing. The presentation will explore how wood can support sustainability goals such as supporting the local economy, reducing waste and how the use of wood can achieve wellness goals on a project. 1.5 AIA CES pending approval.

 Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/wiurbanwood


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