Timber + Carbon: the PAE Living Building and the Story Behind Mass Timber

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As part of Portland’s Sustainable Building Week, our next meetup will take a deeper dive into the carbon story behind wood and mass timber.

Please join us alongside Karen Joslin and Rachel Wrublik of PAE Engineers, as well as Lee Glassford of KPFF Engineers as they discuss material selection, carbon accounting and green certifications through the lens of their recent project, the PAE Living Building in Portland. Once completed, the PAE Living Building will be the first living building in Portland, and the largest in Oregon:


We will also have a number of mass timber life cycle analysis (LCA) case studies on display, part of a sustainability study conducted by Alison Kwok and associates at University of Oregon’s College of Design.

As always there will light refreshments and a cash bar. We look forward to seeing you!

We are on the 2nd floor of the Meier and Frank building near Pioneer Square. The entrance is on Morrison. Walk through the double doors and head down a short flight of steps to the elevators. We are right of reception, room 2047.

About Critical Mass (Timber) Meetup Group

Critical Mass (Timber) is an informal monthly gathering of professionals interested in building bigger, taller and smarter with wood. Centering around the use of relatively new-to-the-US materials such as cross-laminated-timber, our group aims to bring together architects, engineers, construction professionals, developers, code officials, municipal planners and anyone with an interest in seeing more buildings go up using renewable materials. THIS IS NOT A LECTURE SERIES! Our goal is to create an interactive discussion space in which individuals can learn from each other through sharing of personal experiences and projects they have undertaken. Facilitated by the TallWood Design Institute, a joint initiative of Oregon State University Colleges of Forestry and Engineering and University of Oregon’s College of Design.

Cover image courtesy Critical Mass (Timber) Meetup Group.

Event Detail

October 17, 2019 5:00 pm
October 17, 2019 7:30 pm


Critical Mass (Timber) Meetup Group
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