The American Wood Council and reThink Wood recently hosted a panel discussion called “Urban Sustainability, Rural Prosperity” in Washington, D.C. The panel event focused on the potential for greater use of wood in construction of tall buildings. The panel included U.S. Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell, architect Michael Green, Dr. Jim Bowyer of Dovetail Partners, Inc., and Kathleen Sims, Vice President of Government Affairs for Plum Creek Timber Company. Opening remarks were made Steve Lovette of Softwood Lumber Board and Jennifer Cover of WoodWorks, while American Wood Council President and CEO Robert Glowinski moderated.
The event was hosted in part to celebrate National Forest Products Weeks. The panel discussed green buildings, engineered wood products, sustainable forestry, and life-cycle analysis of building products.
You can watch the entire event on the American Wood Council’s YouTube channel or watch below.
Read more about the event and view presentation slides on the American Wood Council 2015 Forest Products Week page.