Sustainable Design for Low Carbon Footprint

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Course outline
Course structure and materials
Length of course
CPD hours
Learning outcome
Competency standards

Course outline

Carbon positive wood and wood products are enabling architects and designers to create buildings with low or zero (negative is possible!) carbon footprints.

This course is based on Fabiano Ximenes' presentation at WoodSolutions 2011 Seminars.

AACA Competency: Design


Fabiano Ximenes, NSW Department of Primary Industries

Fabiano has a Bachelor Degree in Forestry from Brazil (University of Brasília) and obtained his Masters Degree in Wood Science at the Australian National University.

He is the Program Leader of the “New Forests” Research Group within the NSW Dept. of Primary Industries..

Fabiano has been involved in a number of projects related to the life cycle of carbon in wood products for the least ten years, including greenhouse life cycle assessments of the use of wood and other materials in houses. In 2010 he attended the IPCC Expert meeting on Harvested Wood Products held in Geneva as an invited expert.

Course structure and materials

  • Audio-visual Flash presentation
  • Formal assessment

    Length of course

    1 hour

    Continuing professional development hours


    1 formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point.

    This course is recognised under the GBCA CPD program with 1 point.
    Don’t forget to submit your request for GBCA CPD points via the CPD Learning Portal. Points are not automatically allocated.

    Learning outcome

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall the basic science of carbon and its role in sustainability
  • Recognise the function of carbon in wood products
  • Explain the greenhouse footprint of wood products
  • Understand Life Cycle Assessments of wood products in buildings

    National Competency Standards in Architecture



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