Understanding Potential Forest Impacts from Mass Timber Construction

October 7, 2021 @ 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Yale Forest Forum

Wood is a renewable resource that has wide material applications in many industries. Wood products sourced from sustainably managed forests store carbon and can play an important role in combating climate change. Recent innovations in the use of wood have led to the development of new products that can replace traditional fossil-based carbon-intensive materials, particularly in the construction and energy sectors.

Understanding the potential environmental impacts and societal implications of increases in both conventional and emerging wood products across their respective life cycles, as well as their possible reuse in a circular construction economy, is critical in assessing the climate mitigation potential of wood vs. other materials.

What is the future role of forest products in addressing climate, resources, societal, and environmental challenges? What are the environmental, economic, and societal implications for using more forest products?

The Yale Forest Forum will hold a The Future of Wood Building Products in a Changing Climate speaker series this fall on Thursdays from 11:30 am to 12:10 pm from September 9th to December 2nd   (except October 21st and November 25th). This series will include speakers representing forestry, industrial ecology, architecture, conservation, and academia.

The fifth program in the series on October 7th will feature Rachael Pasternak from The Nature Conservancy who will discuss Understanding Potential Forest Impacts from Mass Timber Construction..

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