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The Wood Innovation and Design Centre

The Wood Innovation and Design Centre

The Wood Innovation and Design Centre (WIDC) is the tallest wood building in Prince George and the tallest contemporary wood building in North America.

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Wood Specification Green Building Rating System Guides (All-in)

Wood Specification Green Building Rating System Guides (All-in)

The Building Green with Wood Toolkit is a resource when considering building rating systems, maximizing LEED points using wood, codes and any other "green"-related initiatives. This PDF includes all 10 Wood Specification - Green Building Rating System Guides.

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An Introduction to the Wood Innovation and Design Centre (WIDC)

An Introduction to the Wood Innovation and Design Centre (WIDC)

When completed, the WIDC will be the tallest contemporary wood building in North America, building on B.C.'s expertise and global reputation as an innovative leader in wood construction, engineered wood products and design.

  Case Studies sort Wood in Higher Education Wood in Higher Education

Wood in Higher Education

Wood in Higher Education

Wood: an integrated tool to meeting sustainability goals at UBC

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Future of Mid-Rise and Mass Timber Wood Construction in B.C. (Part 5 of 5)

Future of Mid-Rise and Mass Timber Wood Construction in B.C. (Part 5 of 5)

Developments in both wood frame and mass timber are bringing mid-rise wood buildings to a new level of affordability and transforming our understanding of what is possible with wood construction.

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Complex Structures: Solutions in Wood

Complex Structures: Solutions in Wood

Martin Antemann reviews the technical elements of how a 7-storey timber building in downtown Zurich was constructed with glulam and provides project details.

  Building Green with Wood sort Building Green With Wood Toolkit (All-in) Building Green With Wood Toolkit (All-in)

Building Green With Wood Toolkit (All-in)

Building Green With Wood Toolkit (All-in)

The Building Green with Wood Toolkit is a resource when considering building rating systems, codes and any other "green"-related initiatives. This PDF includes all 12 Modules and 10 Wood Specification - Green Building Rating System Guides of the Toolkit.

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Wood: An Integral Part of a Net-Positive Building

Wood: An Integral Part of a Net-Positive Building

CIRS is expected to be UBC's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Platinum Building, and is on track to receive Living Building Challenge recognition. It is also envisioned as a new baseline in sustainable buildings, for other projects to strive to surpass. The decision to use wood was in keeping with the regenerative concept of CIRS.

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Vancouver Mid-Rise Energy Carbon Framework Report

Vancouver Mid-Rise Energy Carbon Framework Report

This study addresses “mid-rise” multi-family residential buildings which typically comprise 3 – 6 storey condominium or apartment buildings.

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Mid-Rise Construction in B.C. (Part 2 of 5)

Mid-Rise Construction in B.C. (Part 2 of 5)

In British Columbia, mid-rise wood frame construction of five- and six-storey buildings has proven popular with developers, architects and contractors. These projects vary in size, scope and style with new and creative ways of applying traditional wood products are continually being developed.

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Wood Construction Code Regulations

Wood Construction Code Regulations

Featuring several buildings on the UBC campus, whose construction was regulated by the British Columbia Building Code.

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Life Cycle Assessment

Life Cycle Assessment

Life cycle assessment creates a comprehensive picture of materials, products, assemblies and whole buildings developed at UBC.

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Large Wood Structures

Large Wood Structures

In this video, Leander Bathon discusses innovative elements of the Earth Sciences Building at the University of British Columbia.

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A Mass Timber Case Study: The Earth Systems Science Building, UBC (Part 4 of 5)

A Mass Timber Case Study: The Earth Systems Science Building, UBC (Part 4 of 5)

The University of British Columbia's Earth Sciences Building has an extensive and innovative use of cross laminated timber. The facility has two five-storey wings connected by an atrium, and provides modern learning spaces for earth sciences students and leading-edge laboratories for researchers.

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Wood Design and Construction in Mid-Rise Buildings (Part 3 of 5)

Wood Design and Construction in Mid-Rise Buildings (Part 3 of 5)

Mid-rise wood frame buildings are designed and built with innovative products and state-of-the-art engineering techniques. Fire risks are analyzed and assessed by experts and safety performance that meets the building code is commonly demonstrated through alternative solutions.

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History of Wood Construction and Forest Management in B.C. (Part 1 of 5)

History of Wood Construction and Forest Management in B.C. (Part 1 of 5)

British Columbia (B.C.), Canada has a long history of using wood in construction. From the timber products used in the heritage buildings located in Gastown, to six-storey multi-family residential homes throughout the Province.

  BC Forest Facts sort Canada - British Columbia: Legal Source of Quality Forest Products Canada - British Columbia: Legal Source of Quality Forest Products

Canada - British Columbia: Legal Source of Quality Forest Products

Canada - British Columbia: Legal Source of Quality Forest Products

Learn how B.C. meets the needs of responsible by offering a reliable source of wood and paper products from sustainable and legal sources.

  BC Forest Facts sort Building Green and the Benefits of Wood Building Green and the Benefits of Wood

Building Green and the Benefits of Wood

Building Green and the Benefits of Wood

Summarizes green building rating systems and compares three prominent green building standards – Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and the National Green Building Standard.

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British Columbia's Woodland Caribou

British Columbia's Woodland Caribou

Learn about the different ecotypes/groups of Woodland Caribou in B.C.

  BC Forest Facts sort British Columbias Forest Diversity British Columbias Forest Diversity

British Columbia's Forest Diversity

British Columbia's Forest Diversity

Learn how British Columbians are conserving our forests.

  BC Forest Facts sort British Columbias North and Central Coast Regions British Columbias North and Central Coast Regions

British Columbia's North and Central Coast Regions

British Columbia's North and Central Coast Regions

Summarizes the agreement between First Nations, the Province of B.C., industry and environmental groups in British Columbia's globally unique Central and North Coast regions.

  BC Forest Facts sort British Columbias Diverse and Innovative Products British Columbias Diverse and Innovative Products

British Columbia's Diverse and Innovative Products

British Columbia's Diverse and Innovative Products

Demonstrates the wide variety of quality wood products British Columbia has to meet any structural or finishing need.

  BC Forest Facts sort British Columbias Boreal Region British Columbias Boreal Region

British Columbia's Boreal Region

British Columbia's Boreal Region

Learn about the sustainable forest management of the B.C. Boreal region.

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Wood Construction in Mid-Rise Buildings

Wood Construction in Mid-Rise Buildings

Graham Finch shares the basic principles of wood construction in mid-rise buildings.

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Wood Specification: Certified Wood

Wood Specification: Certified Wood

Highlights forest and chain-of-custody certification. Discusses how to include certified wood into your projects, the procedures you need to take and resources to help you.

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Large Wood Buildings in Europe

Large Wood Buildings in Europe

Johannes Lederbauer discusses how Interspar, a supermarket chain located in Austria, started developing their buildings with wood construction.

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Exemplary Model for Sustainability in Construction

Exemplary Model for Sustainability in Construction

Hubert Rhomberg discusses his experience of building the CREE LifeCycle Tower, an eight-storey building that was constructed in 8 days located in Austria.

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British Columbia wood. Sustainable by nature. Innovative by design.

British Columbia wood. Sustainable by nature. Innovative by design.

Explores the endless potential and creativity of wood as a building material. Internationally acclaimed sand artist Alexandra Konofalskay from Belarus uses her remarkable technique to trace the journey of wood from forest to mill, to architect's office, to three examples of innovative use of wood in building design: the Richmond Olympic Oval in British Columbia, the Murray Grove building in London, England, and Arena Stage in Washington, DC.

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Wood in Transportation

Wood in Transportation

Structural design and transportation featuring the Brentwood Town Centre Station, Lansdowne Station and the Kingsway Pedestrian Bridge.

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Mid-rise CLT Buildings

Mid-rise CLT Buildings

Liam Dewar discusses mid-rise buildings in the UK which utilizes CLT as the structural system.

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Introducing Cross-laminated Timber (CLT) to North America

Introducing Cross-laminated Timber (CLT) to North America

CLT has gained traction since 2000 in the emerging green building movement. Engineered wood products offer a strong combination of environmental performance and sustainability, design flexibility, cost-competitiveness and structural integrity.

  BC Forest Facts sort Mountain Pine Beetle Mountain Pine Beetle

Mountain Pine Beetle

Mountain Pine Beetle

Summarizes the epidemic and how British Columbia has responded.

  BC Forest Facts sort Responsible Paper Production Responsible Paper Production

Responsible Paper Production

Responsible Paper Production

Highlights how the pulp and paper industry is reducing its impact on the environment and increasing use of solid waste and post-consumer recycled products.

  BC Forest Facts sort Third-Party Certification Third-Party Certification

Third-Party Certification

Third-Party Certification

Summarizes the third-party forest certification standards in B.C. – CSA-SFM, FSC, PEFC and SFI.

  BC Forest Facts sort Wood Use in 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Venues Wood Use in 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Venues

Wood Use in 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Venues

Wood Use in 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Venues

Summarizes the different ways wood was utilized in the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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Wood Specification: Acoustics

Wood Specification: Acoustics

Discusses how wood is an ideal product for acoustics, how to include acoustical performance into your design, procedures you need to take to do so and resources to assist you.

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Wood Specification: Construction Waste Management

Wood Specification: Construction Waste Management

Discusses how wood-based materials can be diverted from landfill and reused for a variety of different uses. Information on how to include construction waste management into your design, the procedures you need to take and resources to help you.

  Building Green with Wood sort Wood Specification: Durability Wood Specification: Durability

Wood Specification: Durability

Wood Specification: Durability

Discusses why a durable high-performance wood building envelope adds value. Provides information on how consider durability into your design, the procedures you need to take and resources to help you.

  Building Green with Wood sort Wood Specification: Indoor Air Quality Wood Specification: Indoor Air Quality

Wood Specification: Indoor Air Quality

Wood Specification: Indoor Air Quality

Highlights how wood products can help indoor air quality. Includes how-to information, procedures you need to take and resources to help you.

  Building Green with Wood sort Wood Specification: Life Cycle Assessment Wood Specification: Life Cycle Assessment

Wood Specification: Life Cycle Assessment

Wood Specification: Life Cycle Assessment

Highlights life cycle assessment (LCA) in the building process and how wood is a carbon-neutral building material. Discusses how to include LCA in your design, steps you need to take and resources to help you.

  Building Green with Wood sort Wood Specification: Locally Produced Materials Wood Specification: Locally Produced Materials

Wood Specification: Locally Produced Materials

Wood Specification: Locally Produced Materials

Discusses how to include locally produced materials in your design, the steps you need to take and resources to help you.

  Building Green with Wood sort Wood Specification: Passive Design and Framing Techniques Wood Specification: Passive Design and Framing Techniques

Wood Specification: Passive Design and Framing Techniques

Wood Specification: Passive Design and Framing Techniques

Discusses passive design and framing techniques. Highlight how to include wood in passive design, the procedures to take and resources to help you.

  Building Green with Wood sort Wood Specification: Salvaged Materials Wood Specification: Salvaged Materials

Wood Specification: Salvaged Materials

Wood Specification: Salvaged Materials

Discusses how to include salvaged materials in your design, the procedures to take and resources to help you.

  Building Green with Wood sort Wood Specification: Recycled Materials Wood Specification: Recycled Materials

Wood Specification: Recycled Materials

Wood Specification: Recycled Materials

Highlights how to include products containing recycled material into your design, the procedures to take and resources to help you.

  Building Green with Wood sort Building Green with Wood Toolkit Modules (All-in) Building Green with Wood Toolkit Modules (All-in)

Building Green with Wood Toolkit Modules (All-in)

Building Green with Wood Toolkit Modules (All-in)

The Building Green with Wood Toolkit is a resource when considering building rating systems, codes and any other "green"-related initiatives. This PDF includes all 12 Modules of the Toolkit.

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Key Elements of Green Design

Key Elements of Green Design

Key elements of green design and the role wood plays.

  Building Green with Wood sort Resource Conservation Resource Conservation

Resource Conservation

Resource Conservation

Benefits of wood in resource conservation.

  Building Green with Wood sort Health and Wellbeing Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing

Benefits of wood to health and wellbeing.

  Building Green with Wood sort Social and Economic Sustainability Social and Economic Sustainability

Social and Economic Sustainability

Social and Economic Sustainability

Why the Canadian forest industry is committed to social and economic sustainability.

  Building Green with Wood sort Transportation Effects Transportation Effects

Transportation Effects

Transportation Effects

Transportation effects of building products.

  Building Green with Wood sort Links to Information Sources Links to Information Sources

Links to Information Sources

Links to Information Sources

Links to a wide variety of information sources on building green with wood.

  Case Studies sort Nita Lake Lodge Nita Lake Lodge

Nita Lake Lodge

Nita Lake Lodge

Traditional forms work well for this contemporary resort facility.

  Case Studies sort Percy Norman Aquatic Centre and Trout Lake Ice Rink Percy Norman Aquatic Centre and Trout Lake Ice Rink

Percy Norman Aquatic Centre and Trout Lake Ice Rink

Percy Norman Aquatic Centre and Trout Lake Ice Rink

Wood and water, environmental performance for a community pool. Wood and ice, energy efficiency for a dynamic community centre.

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Richmond Olympic Oval

Richmond Olympic Oval

A world-class sports facility, one-of-a-kind wood roof.

  Case Studies sort Squamish Adventure Centre Squamish Adventure Centre

Squamish Adventure Centre

Squamish Adventure Centre

Innovative wood design in a natural environment.

  Case Studies sort Vancouver Convention Centre Vancouver Convention Centre

Vancouver Convention Centre

Vancouver Convention Centre

Commerce, public space and the environment.

  Case Studies sort Whistler Public Library Whistler Public Library

Whistler Public Library

Whistler Public Library

Reinterprets the municipality’s design guidelines in a contemporary architectural expression.

  Case Studies sort West Vancouver Aquatic Centre West Vancouver Aquatic Centre

West Vancouver Aquatic Centre

West Vancouver Aquatic Centre

Inspiring a community towards fitness, wellness and health.

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Wood in Transportation

Wood in Transportation

Past, present and future; the natural choice; connecting Canada and the world.

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Wood in Education

Wood in Education

Healthy, durable and naturally beautiful, wood enhances our learning environments both physically and psychologically.

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Wood in Healthcare

Wood in Healthcare

A natural choice for enhancing human well-being.

  Case Studies sort Gleneagles Community Centre Gleneagles Community Centre

Gleneagles Community Centre

Gleneagles Community Centre

A community facility incorporates state-of-the-art sustainable design.

  Case Studies sort John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse

John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse

John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse

A dynamic architecture evokes the spirit of rowing.

  Education sort Wood Rates - How Wood Products Stack Up in Green Building Systems Wood Rates - How Wood Products Stack Up in Green Building Systems

Wood Rates - How Wood Products Stack Up in Green Building Systems

Wood Rates - How Wood Products Stack Up in Green Building Systems

Green building rating systems credit wood, but do not recognize its full potential as a sustainable building material. This CEU will discuss the sustainable aspects of wood, describe how wood receives credits in green building systems, articulate the importance of life cycle analysis and communicate emerging trends in recognizing wood's sustainability.

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Mass Timber and Wood Framing

Mass Timber and Wood Framing

Wood-frame construction systems in B.C., including balloon-, platform-, and semi-balloon framing, as well as mass timber solutions.

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Buyer's Guide

Buyer's Guide

A comprehensive guide on British Columbia’s forest and wood industries. Everything from the diversity of tree species and sustainable forest management to available wood products, quality assurance and association listings.

  Publication sort Tackle Climate Change, Use Wood Tackle Climate Change, Use Wood

Tackle Climate Change, Use Wood

Tackle Climate Change, Use Wood

Highlights the environmental attributes of Canadian forest products and the achievements of the country’s forest industry with respect to climate change.

  Research/Reports sort Comparison of Selected Forest Certification Standards (2009) - Summary Comparison of Selected Forest Certification Standards (2009) - Summary

Comparison of Selected Forest Certification Standards (2009) - Summary

Comparison of Selected Forest Certification Standards (2009) - Summary

A study conducted by Indufor Oy that examines the linkages between forest regulation and forest certification around the world. * For a copy of the full report, please send a request to info@naturallywood.com.

  Research/Reports sort Comparing British Columbia with the World (2004) – Summary Comparing British Columbia with the World (2004) – Summary

Comparing British Columbia with the World (2004) – Summary

Comparing British Columbia with the World (2004) – Summary

An independent ground-breaking study conducted by Dr. Cashore, a professor at Yale University, comparing Canada’s environmental forest practice regulations with those in jurisdictions around the world. * For a copy of the full report, please send a request to info@naturallywood.com.

  Research/Reports sort Green Building Rating Systems and How They Relate to Wood Green Building Rating Systems and How They Relate to Wood

Green Building Rating Systems and How They Relate to Wood

Green Building Rating Systems and How They Relate to Wood

A study by Light House Sustainable Building Centre that analyzes several green building rating systems and how they relate to wood.

  Research/Reports sort Demonstrating Woods Carbon Benefits: A Carbon Footprint of Four Canadian Wood Products Delivered to the UK Demonstrating Woods Carbon Benefits: A Carbon Footprint of Four Canadian Wood Products Delivered to the UK

Demonstrating Wood's Carbon Benefits: A Carbon Footprint of Four Canadian Wood Products Delivered to the UK

Demonstrating Wood's Carbon Benefits: A Carbon Footprint of Four Canadian Wood Products Delivered to the UK

A study by The Athena Institute and FPInnovations that shows the carbon footprint of four wood products manufactured in Canada and delivered to the UK. * For a copy of the full report, please send a request to info@naturallywood.com.

  Research/Reports sort Wood Products and Greenhouse Gas Impacts Wood Products and Greenhouse Gas Impacts

Wood Products and Greenhouse Gas Impacts

Wood Products and Greenhouse Gas Impacts

A summary report FPInnovations that reviews 66 international scientific studies regarding the greenhouse gas impacts of wood products compared to non-wood products.

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Involving BC

Involving BC

Learn how British Columbian’s are included in land use planning and community development

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Wood in Design

Wood in Design

"Amber" is a design project started by two students at Emily Carr University of Art + Design that explores the emotional connections we have with wood and aims to express this in the form of furniture.

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North Vancouver City Hall

North Vancouver City Hall

The City of North Vancouver Civic Centre Renovation is a showcase for wood innovation, with state-of-the-art design fabrication behind the roof panel system, and an inventive new floor system.

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Elkford Community Conference Centre

Elkford Community Conference Centre

The use of cross-laminated timber (CLT) wall panels in the Elkford Community Conference Centre is the first commercial application in North America.

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NSCU Environmental Learning Centre - A Natural Approach to Learning

NSCU Environmental Learning Centre - A Natural Approach to Learning

The ELC is constructed with cross-laminated timber (CLT) and features a glulam column and beam super-structure made from engineered timbers consisting of wood laminations that are bonded together with strong, waterproof adhesives, creating an ideal structural component.

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Wood in Education

Wood in Education

People spend as much as 90 per cent of their time inside buildings. Given this situation, it is clear that the design of our indoor environments is of critical importance to human health. This video explores how wood was used as a structural building material in three educational facilities.

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Wood and Human Health

Wood and Human Health

Evidence-based design points to the use of wood to promote health and well-being in health care facilities. This video features two care facilities and a hospital expansion in British Columbia.

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Wood in Airports

Wood in Airports

The warmth, versatility and durability of wood led to the specification of wood for the Prince George, Ottawa and Raleigh-Durham airports.

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Unconventional Thinking: Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC)

Unconventional Thinking: Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC)

The VCC expansion, used as the broadcast centre during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, showcases the products and manufacturing capabilities of the British Columbia, Canada forest sector.

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Bringing the Outside In - Hillcrest Aquatic Centre

Bringing the Outside In - Hillcrest Aquatic Centre

Aquatic Centre that features a solid wood roof supported on Douglas-fir glulam beams that span up to 130 ft (43 m) across the main pool area.

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The Veteran Tree Planter

The Veteran Tree Planter

In British Columbia (B.C.), Canada, 200 million seedlings are planted per year. To date, B.C. has planted over 6 billion seedlings. Guy Lacelle shares his personal story of why tree planting has been an important part of his life.

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Green Roof, Gold Medals: Richmond Olympic Oval

Green Roof, Gold Medals: Richmond Olympic Oval

The long track speed skating venue during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, learn about the inspiration for choosing wood as the building material for this project.

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Tackle Climate Change - Use Wood

Tackle Climate Change - Use Wood

Learn how British Columbia forests and forest products help mitigate climate change.

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Building Green

Building Green

Wood products are an excellent choice to reduce the impact of buildings on the environment. This 10 minute video demonstrates the environmental benefits of building with wood.

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Managing for Sustainability

Managing for Sustainability

This 8 minute video shows how British Columbia's sustainable forest management serves the needs of our people, our environment and our customers worldwide.