Webinar On-Demand: This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. The course offers detailed information about modern redwood timberland management approaches that contribute to the species’ long-term sustainability as a building material. The course also provides insight into how third-party certification helps the redwood industry communicate environmental stewardship. The course details how wood is created through the process of photosynthesis and how carbon is sequestered long-term in wood products, drawing a connection between sustainably sourced redwood lumber products and the ability to achieve carbon-neutral standards. Lastly, the course defines redwood grades and performance characteristics and describes how these properties achieve building code acceptance.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the climate and history of the redwood region as well as how selective harvesting is used in the redwood forests.
  • Understand how certification to Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C013133) standards ensures that redwood timberlands are well-managed.
  • Understand the results of an updated redwood lumber Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study and associated Environmental Product Declaration (EPD).
  • Understand why redwood is a “carbon smart” material as well as how it may contribute to biophilic design.
  • Understand building code requirements for durable and safe materials and how redwood meets these requirements.
  • Explore case studies featuring extensive usage of redwood.

  • Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of redwood lumber and timber.