Re: EMTF Breakfast Presentation
June 6th, 2018, 7am
3330 Fairlight Drive
Presentation - Wood Products and Buildings Systems – Climate Change Benefits
Design considerations and decision-making related to both embodied and operational GHG emissions is becoming an increasingly important requirement in the building sector. The evolution and linkages between contemporary climate change mitigation policies at the global, national, provincial and municipal levels will be discussed. The carbon benefits of using wood products will be explored, including forests as carbon sinks, wood building products as long-term carbon storage devices and emissions reductions through product substitution. CWC’s free analysis tools will be showcased, including the Online Carbon Calculator for Wood Buildings and the Wall Thermal Design Calculator. This presentation will also provide attendees with an overview of the design requirements and construction methods for permanent wood foundations, with a focus on building science considerations.
Adam Robertson M.A.Sc.,P.Eng.
- Manager, Codes and Engineering
[Structural Engineering and Sustainability]
Adam completed his Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto and also holds a Master of Applied Science degree from the Department of Wood Science at the University of British Columbia. Previously, he was employed as a consulting structural engineer and has also worked in building development and construction management.
Adam joined the Canadian Wood Council (CWC) in 2011. Currently, he is involved in the CWC’s building code and standards initiatives, the transfer of technical knowledge to the wood design community, and the revision of CWC’s design tools and publications. He was a primary developer of the Online Carbon Calculator for Wood Buildings and is actively engaged in the fields of life cycle assessment, carbon footprint and industrial ecology. Adam is a licensed professional engineer in the Province of Ontario.
7:00am – 7:15am – Arrive & register
7:15am – 7:50am – Breakfast, introductions, current events, open discussion
7:50am – 8:30am – Presentation
8:30am – 8:40am – Q & A
Martin Boucher (EMTF Saskatoon presentation comittee).