Dovetail to Present August 19th Webinar on What's New in Green Building Standards and LEED v4


(Minneapolis, MN) - Kathryn Fernholz, Dovetail Partners' Executive Director, will be presenting a webinar on August 19th addressing developments in green building programs. The webinar is titled "What's New in Green Building Standards". The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) recently approved LEED v4 and the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) has been adopted in at least 10 states. This presentation will address these two programs and how they impact the use of wood and selection of building materials.


"LEED v4 was approved last summer and will be fully implemented next year," says Fernholz. "The changes are significant and organizations that make, sell, buy, or use wood products and other building materials will be impacted." For example, manufacturers will be expected to provide information about their product sourcing. The new standard also includes life cycle assessment (LCA) and environmental product declarations (EPDs) tools.


Kathryn is a forester by training and has worked on certification and standards development for more than 15 years. She manages Dovetail's green building program and contributes to research reports regarding green building standards, programs, materials, and impacts.


This webinar is part of a series offered by the University of Minnesota Extension and the Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative. Webinar presentations are designed for natural resource professionals, landowners, forest sector stakeholders, and interested parties. Presentations are approved for continuing education credits from SAF, ISA, and MN Forest Stewardship.


The webinar will take place on Tuesday August 19th, 2014 from 12:00pm-1:00pm (CST).


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About the Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative

The Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative (SFEC) promotes excellence in natural resource management through educational opportunities that bring professionals together to explore current research findings, new technologies, and state-of-the-art practices. SFEC develops and delivers continuing education opportunities to forestry and natural resource professionals in a broad range of fields and offers continuing education credits using the Society of American Foresters grading criteria. SFEC is run by the University of Minnesota.