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13 September 2017

Mara Baum to Explore Transparency in the Wood Supply Chain at Living Product Expo


Mara Baum, sustainable design leader based in HOK’s San Francisco office, will participate in “Traceability of Wood: Challenges and Opportunities for Transparency in the Supply Chain” at the Living Product Expo in Pittsburgh.

The recent conviction of a wood retailer, coupled with sustainability and forestry industry standards, have raised legality and traceability issues to a new importance around due care in practice. This session discusses wood supply chain awareness, including COC traceability tools, wood species validation tools, and new information sources and standards positioned to reduce the risk that illegal wood would unknowingly be included within a living building.

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