And finally, besides undertaking our very first European ILBA Conference in September 2019 in Germany, we are not standing still. The ILBA also is part of a larger scope of International effort as we actively participate in a desperately needed Mass Wood Thermal Performance study. This is being led by Dr. Timo Manz and his associates at IMT Institute in Frankfurt Germany. The IMT, several other European Log Building and Mass wood Associations, the Great Lakes Log Crafters Association, the Log Homes Council, and the British Columbia Log and Timber Builders Industry Association, are now establishing a forensic Thermal performance study in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada, using, among other resources their giant thermal test hanger in Ottawa, Canada. We will be placing and monitoring 5 various log and mass timber structures, as well as a “stick-built” control structure, each 3 meters X 3 meters X 3 meters in size and volume. Completely riddled with thermo-coupled sensors, each projecting 5000 readings per minute, it is the collective goal to “prove” the effective advantages of solid wood walls in a world where energy demands are constantly challenged. By 2030, and earlier in Europe, code requirements for new construction will demand Net Zero energy performance. We need to be ready for these challenges and champion our craft and trade. May the forest be with you!