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Tour of the Integrated Design Building at UMass Amherst

Staff at New England Forestry Foundation got a behind-the-scenes tour of the Integrated Design Building at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Construction is underway to erect the cross-laminated timber columns and panels. The building is scheduled to open Spring 2017 and will house three departments: Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Department of Architecture in the College of Humanities, and Fine Arts and the Building Construction Technology program in the College of Natural Sciences.

Michael Green at Climate Week 2015

Michael Green, Principal at Michael Green Architecture, discusses wooden high-rise buildings, engineered wood products, and the future of wood buildings at the Climate Week NYC 2015 event “Sustainable Development Benefits of Building with Wood.”

Speaker: Michael Green, Michael Green Architecture
Panel Moderator: Michael Deane, Turner Construction
Date of Event: September 21, 2015
Location: The Yale Club of New York City
Event Sponsors: New England Forestry Foundation, the Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and Sustainability Practice Network

 

Frank Lowenstein at Climate Week 2015

Frank Lowenstein, Deputy Director at New England Forestry Foundation, discusses the economic and environmental aspects of increased use of wood in buildings, sustainable forest management, and how wood stores carbon at the Climate Week NYC 2015 event “Sustainable Development Benefits of Building with Wood.”

Speaker: Frank Lowenstein, New England Forestry Foundation
Panel Moderator: Michael Deane, Turner Construction
Date: September 21, 2015
Location: The Yale Club of New York City
Event Sponsors: New England Forestry Foundation, the Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and Sustainability Practice Network

 

Roger Platt at Climate Week 2015

Roger Platt, President of U.S. Green Building Council, discusses LEED certifications, life-cycle analysis of building materials, and issues with sourcing materials far away from the construction site at the Climate Week 2015 event “Sustainable Development Benefits of Building with Wood.”

Speaker: Roger Platt, U.S. Green Building Council
Panel Moderator: Michael Deane, Turner Construction
Date: September 21, 2015
Location: The Yale Club of New York City
Event Sponsors: New England Forestry Foundation, the Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and Sustainability Practice Network

 

Patrick Holmes at Climate Week 2015

Patrick Holmes, Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary at the U.S.D.A. Department of Natural Resources and Environment, discusses the winners of the 2015 Tall Wood Building competition at the Climate Week NYC 2015 event “Sustainable Development Benefits of Building with Wood.” Holmes describes the designs for a mixed-use building in Portland, Oregon and a residential condominium in New York City, and talks about combating economic challenges through innovation.

Speaker: Patrick Holmes, U.S.D.A.
Panel Moderator: Michael Deane, Turner Construction
Date: September 21, 2015
Location: The Yale Club of New York City
Event Sponsors: New England Forestry Foundation, the Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and Sustainability Practice Network

 

Bill Parsons at Climate Week 2015

Bill Parsons, National Director at WoodWorks, discusses current building codes in the U.S. which allow for wood buildings and how mid-rise wood buildings are within code at the Climate Week NYC 2015 event “Sustainable Development Benefits of Building with Wood.”

Speaker: Bill Parsons, WoodWorks
Panel Moderator: Michael Deane, Turner Construction
Date: September 21, 2015
Location: The Yale Club of New York City
Event Sponsors: New England Forestry Foundation, the Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and Sustainability Practice Network

 

Chad Oliver at Climate Week 2015

Chad Oliver, Pinchot Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Director of Yale’s Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry, discusses the carbon emission benefits of avoiding steel and concrete in certain construction projects and how to protect the biodiversity of forest ecosystems at the Climate Week NYC 2015 event “Sustainable Development Benefits of Building with Wood.”

Speaker: Chad Oliver, Yale Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry
Panel Moderator: Michael Deane, Turner Construction
Date: September 21, 2015
Location: The Yale Club of New York City
Event Sponsors: New England Forestry Foundation, the Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and Sustainability Practice Network