Softwood Lumber Board August Newsletter

The Softwood Lumber Board
August 29, 2022
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: United States

Think Wood Welcomes New Leadership; SLB Partnership With World Steel Advances Case, Builds Enthusiasm for Tall Mass Timber-Steel Hybrid Construction. 

  • The SLB is pleased to announce that Katie Gerfen recently joined our team as Director, Communications. In this role, Katie will be responsible for SLB-wide communications and for leading Think Wood
  • SLB-Sponsored Conference Explores Steel-Timber Hybrid Buildings – With funding from the SLB and the World Steel Association’s constructsteel program, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) recently hosted a two-day Steel-Timber Hybrid Buildings Conference in Chicago.
  • The American Wood Council (AWC) hosted representatives from Building Transparency (home of EC3, the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator), Perkins&Will, and the Carbon Leadership Forum on a two-day tour of managed forests and a mill in Washington state.
  • Think Wood Launches Sustainable Specification Resource Center – many specifiers who are more familiar with other materials remain generally unaware of wood’s comparative carbon benefits. 

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