11 Think Wood CEUs of 2023 That You Can’t Miss

Demand for expertise around the built environment’s impact on economics, climate change, and society is growing—and leading architects, engineers, and designers are staying up to date (and meeting their continuing education requirements) with Think Wood’s library of CEUs.

From calculating the wood carbon footprint of a building and reimagining the future of the built environment to the latest advances in wood research and design or wood’s role in the green building movement, our most popular CEUs of the year cover a wide range of important and game-changing topics.

Butler Square
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Check out our top 11 CEUs.
DPR Office
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How to Calculate the Wood Carbon Footprint of a Building
Explore the principal methods and tools used to assess the carbon impact of building materials through this course’s thorough coverage of life cycle assessments (LCAs), environmental product declarations (EPDs), carbon footprint, embodied carbon, and whole building LCA (WBLCA) tools.
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The Kendeda Building
Photo Credit: Jonathan Hillyer
1.5 AIA LU/HSW; PDH Potential 1.5 hour
Advances in Wood Construction and Sustainability: Reimagining the Future of the Built Environment
Reimagine the future of the built environment through Hanley Wood University’s on-demand webinar in which two firms using wood in sustainable ways, CO Adaptive and Lord Aeck Sargent, provide a unique look into how the use of wood—through adaptive reuse, low-carbon design, sustainability, and as an educational experience—supports their projects’ needs and goals.
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Adidas North American Headquarters
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1.5 AIA LU/HSW; PDH Potential 1.5 hour
Innovations in Wood: Understanding the Latest Advances in Wood Research and Design
Dive into Hanley Wood University’s on-demand webinar on how specifying wood in building design has a multitude of benefits, including elevating the design of the project, enhancing sustainable initiatives, and incorporating mixed materials for innovative buildings.
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La Borda
Photo Credit: Lluc Miralles
Architecting Change: Design Strategies for a Healthy, Resilient, Climate Smart Future
Learn from design teams who are embracing innovative strategies—incorporating greenspace; community building + placemaking; lowering building carbon footprints; and designing for density and affordability—to deliver solutions that begin to address some of the most urgent global issues of our times.
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Cascades Academy
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Designing for Durability
Even as the use of wood is expanding, one significant characteristic of wood buildings is often underestimated: their durability. This insightful course addresses common misconceptions to make the connection between materials and building.
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N-Habit Belltown
Photo Credit: Tucker English
Multifamily Mid-Rise Wood Buildings: A Code-Compliant, Cost-Effective and Sustainable Choice
As the need for increased multifamily development continues to rise, it is essential to identify the sustainability and economic benefits of using wood construction for mid-rise multifamily or mixed-use buildings and understand wood framing solutions that address common issues while minimizing the carbon footprint of the building.
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Alliance Center
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The Role of Wood Products in Green Building
Material choice greatly affects the environmental impact of buildings, both during construction and over the building’s lifecycle, and green building standards are evolving to recognize wood’s contribution to improved energy performance over time. Learn about tools and certifications for green building in this CEU.
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Albina Yard
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Resilient Wood Construction: Designing for Earthquakes & High Winds
Earthquakes, high winds, and hurricanes are harsh realities for much of the United States, but properly designed and constructed wood structures that comply with building code requirements are resilient, performing with minimal damage while protecting occupants during both seismic and high-wind events.
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F+E - SFU University
Photo Credit: Martin Tessler
Designing Beneficial Spaces for Living, Working, and Well-Being
Occupant health and well-being are more important than ever, especially given the fact that Americans, on average, spend approximately 90% of their time indoors. Explore architecture designed to improve the well-being of building occupants.
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2021 IBC: Building Bigger and Taller with Low-Carbon Wood
The built environment in the U.S. is growing at a rapid rate as a result of an ever-rising need for housing and infrastructure. Learn about the evolution of building with wood and the impact 2021 International Building Code (IBC) changes are having on the ability to specify mass timber in tall buildings.
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MGA Catalyst
Rendering Credit: Benjamin Benschneider
Mass Timber Building Enclosures
Larger and taller mass timber structures are growing in popularity throughout North America, resulting in the need for high-performance, efficient building enclosure assemblies. This on-demand webinar from BNP discusses key building enclosure design considerations for the construction of mass timber structures.
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Our top CEUs are full of valuable information designed to help building professionals expand their knowledge and think differently about building for the future—and they’re just the tip of the iceberg. 

Our e-learning platform The Wood Institute provides free, on-demand content from Think Wood, WoodWorks, and the American Wood Council, including 190+ CEU courses accredited by AIA, ICC, GBCI, and others. Happy learning!

PDX Terminal
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