PITTSBURGH, PA — A 24-minute podcast targeted to architects, designers and builders is available for download at hardwoodcouncil.com. It is a shortened version of a Council-sponsored seminar presented to the specifying community at the June CONSTRUCT 2009 show in Indianapolis and is based upon the organization’s latest American Institute of Architects-approved Continuing Education Unit.

“Smart Specification of American Hardwoods and their Future Role in Carbon-Neutral Buildings” defines carbon neutrality, explores how American hardwoods naturally offset global warming, provides insight into the role hardwoods play in carbon-neutral construction and discusses concerns surrounding sustainability and responsible forest management. Martha Carlson, timberland owner, conservationist and University of New Hampshire educator, presents the information.

The Hardwood Council is a coalition of nine hardwood lumber and product associations, along with companies and individuals interested in promoting the use of North American Hardwoods.

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