wood carbon seminars

8-Part Webinar Series:
Wood Experts Answer Common and Critical Questions about the Carbon Impacts of Wood

This is an online seminar series with wood experts answering common and critical questions about the carbon impacts of wood. The seminars will consist of 4 presentations and 4 discussion sessions. These seminars are organized by the Carbon Leadership Forum, sponsored by industry partners, and will be presented by wood experts from research and industry.

Why you should sign up

  • Empower yourself to make carbon-smart decisions on your projects
  • Inform colleagues and clients about the nuances of biogenic carbon in wood
  • Help shape discussions and final conclusions to inform how wood carbon data will be represented in the EC3 tool

When are the seminars?

All webinars will be held on Thursdays at 9 – 10 am PDT starting in late April.

Topic Session type Date
1. Background and Basics
  • Kate Simonen, University of Washington, Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF)
  • Cynthia West, US Forest Service (USFS)
  • Kent Wheiler, University of Washington, Center for International Trade in Forest Products (CINTRAFOR)
Presentation April 23
Discussion April 30
2. LCA and Wood
  • Reid Miner, National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI)
  • James Salazar, Coldstream Consulting
  • Elaine Oneil, Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials (CORRIM)
Presentation May 7
Discussion May 14
3. Tracking Carbon in North America
  • Lauren Cooper, Michigan State University, Forest Carbon and Climate Program
  • Maggie Wildnauer, Sphera (formerly thinkstep)
  • Grant Domke, US Forest Service (USFS)
Presentation May 21
Discussion May 28
4. Using Wood LCA in the Building Industry
  • Pat Layton, Clemson University, Wood Utililization + Design Institute
  • David Diaz, Ecotrust
  • TBD
Presentation June 4
Discussion June 11


AIA credits are available, 1 credit per webinar attended (total 8 possible).


Click here to register.

Course page

This password-protected course page contains recordings of the webinars and other supplementary materials, available to the people who register for the seminars.