Join Dovetail at the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wood Solutions Fair


Sessions to address sustainable forest management, responsible forest products, life cycle assessment, environmental product declarations and health product declarations


(Minneapolis, MN) - Join Dovetail Partners, a Minneapolis-based environmental think-tank, on August 27th at the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wood Solutions Fair. Wood Solutions Fairs are hosted by WoodWorks across various regions of the U.S. to provide information and insights on the use of wood in non-residential and multi-family buildings. There is no registration fee for the one-day event, walk-ins are welcome, and continuing education credits are available.


Kathryn Fernholz, Dovetail's Executive Director, will present a seminar titled "Forests and Forest Products". The presentation will answer many questions about forests and forest products, such as: 'Where do our trees and forests grow?', 'How have forests changed over time?', 'What is the relationship between people and forests - now and in the past?', 'How are forests managed and are they being managed responsibly?', 'Are our forests and forest products sustainable?', and 'Why is wood an environmental-friendly choice?'.


Dr. Jim Bowyer, Dovetail's Program Director for Responsible Materials, will present a seminar titled "EPDs and HPDs: Opportunities within LEED v4 and Green Globes". This presentation will provide an overview of life cycle assessment tools, including environmental product declarations and health product declarations, what goes into their development, what they reveal, and how to use them effectively. Opportunities for applying EPDs, HPDs and LCA provisions within LEED v4, Green Globes and other green building standards will also be explored.   


Both presentations will be presented twice, during morning and afternoon sessions. The Fair is free to attend and geared towards architects, engineers, developers, code officials and anyone with an interest in design possibilities for wood in the built environment.


The 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wood Solutions Fair will take place at the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on August 27th, 2014 from 8:00am - 5:00pm (EST). For registration and agenda, visit:



About WoodWorks

WoodWorks is an initiative of the Wood Products Council, a cooperative venture of major North American wood associations, as well as research organizations, government agencies and other funding partners. WoodWorks was established to provide free technical support as well as education and resources related to the design of non-residential and multi-family wood buildings. WoodWorks seek to make it easier to design, engineer and construct wood buildings at less cost.