Planet-Friendly Building Materials: Protect Wildlife and Forests

When you think of lumber companies, it is easy to picture the shocking then-and-now pictures of rainforests or the huge machines they use. But not all lumber companies are created equally, some are on a counter-intuitive mission to save the trees. Enter Vaagen Timbers, a company which is tackling the double edged sword of forest restoration: how could we improve the health of our dwindling trees and still find value from their by-products? Their products range from cross-laminated timber to glue laminated beams, and their approach allows them to turn smaller logs into lighter, more durable building material. It sounds simple, but compared to the traditional methods of forestry and production they are far more sustainable. Join us for a riveting conversation between Russ Vaagen, CEO of Vaagen Timbers; Diego Penaloza, PhD., an LCA expert at PEAB ANLÄGGNING AB; and Fernanda Avila Swinburn, Senior Research Analyst at Boundless.

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Location: Virtual

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2022