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  Video sort tall wood buildings tall wood buildings Embedded thumbnail for An Introduction to the Wood Innovation and Design Centre (WIDC) Video

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

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

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.

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for Wood Innovation & Design Centre Video

Wood Innovation & Design Centre Video

Wood Innovation & Design Centre Video

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

  Building Green with Wood sort richmond-oval richmond-oval

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.

  B.C. Projects sort Southern Okanagan Secondary School Southern Okanagan Secondary School

Southern Okanagan Secondary School Project Profile

Southern Okanagan Secondary School Project Profile

The school is designed for maximum flexibility, with a primary post and beam structure enabling non-loadbearing partitions to be reconfigured should the requirements of the program change.

  B.C. Projects sort Grandview Heights Grandview Heights

Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre Project Profile

Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre Project Profile

This new facility is designed to accommodate both international swim meets and a wide variety of water-related community activities.

  B.C. Projects sort Ts'l'ts'swatul'lelum Assisted Living Facility Ts'l'ts'swatul'lelum Assisted Living Facility

Ts'l'ts'swatul'lelum Project Profile

Ts'l'ts'swatul'lelum Project Profile

This project is located on the traditional territory of the Cowichan Tribes and provides fully accessible assisted living accommodation for 54 seniors.

  B.C. Projects sort Sechelt Hospital Sechelt Hospital

Sechelt Hospital Project Profile

Sechelt Hospital Project Profile

Constructed on land donated by the Shishalh First Nation, the design approach was inspired by Aboriginal traditions that integrate both the natural environment and the local community into the healing process.

  B.C. Projects sort Pacific Autism Family Centre Pacific Autism Family Centre

Pacific Autism Family Centre Project Profile

Pacific Autism Family Centre Project Profile

The primary purpose of the Pacific Autism Family Centre is to consolidate state-of-the-art resources and research into a knowledge hub to better address the growing challenge of Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

  B.C. Projects sort Wesbrook Community Centre Wesbrook Community Centre

Wesbrook Community Centre Project Profile

Wesbrook Community Centre Project Profile

This two-storey community centre is located at the heart of the new Wesbrook Place neighbourhood on the Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia.

  B.C. Projects sort Ronald McDonald House Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon Project Profile

Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon Project Profile

Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon provides a home away from home for 73 out-of-town families whose children are receiving treatment for serious illnesses.

  B.C. Forest Facts sort Explains the Carbon Cycle of Sustainable Forest Management and Wood Products Explains the Carbon Cycle of Sustainable Forest Management and Wood Products

Tackle Climate Change Using Wood

Tackle Climate Change Using Wood

Explains the Carbon Cycle of Sustainable Forest Management and Wood Products

  B.C. Forest Facts sort Third-Party Certification Third-Party Certification

Forest Certification in B.C. Factsheet

Forest Certification in B.C. Factsheet

Describes how third-party certification demonstrates the rigour of B.C.’s forest management laws and world-class sustainable forest management record.

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for British Columbia wood. Sustainable by nature. Innovative by design. (Video)

British Columbia wood. Sustainable by nature. Innovative by design. (Video)

British Columbia wood. Sustainable by nature. Innovative by design. (Video)

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.

  B.C. Forest Facts sort Forests, Wood & Climate Change Forests, Wood & Climate Change

Forests, Wood & Climate Change

Forests, Wood & Climate Change

Summarizes the role of B.C.’s forests and forest products in mitigating climate change.

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for MEC Head Office Uses Innovative Mass Timber Products

MEC Head Office Uses Innovative Mass Timber Products

MEC Head Office Uses Innovative Mass Timber Products

MEC's commitment to sustainability and the natural environment includes green building and selecting innovative mass timber products as the primary building material for its new head office.

  B.C. Forest Facts sort Kermode Bear - Photo: Government of B.C. Kermode Bear - Photo: Government of B.C.

Great Bear Rainforest Factsheet

Great Bear Rainforest Factsheet

Summarizes the agreement between First Nations, the Province of B.C., industry and environmental groups in British Columbia's globally unique Great Bear Rainforest.

  B.C. Projects sort Cowichan Lake Sports Arena Cowichan Lake Sports Arena

Cowichan Lake Sports Arena Project Profile

Cowichan Lake Sports Arena Project Profile

This sports arena features contemporary wood aesthetic throughout the building to provide warmth and desirable acoustic qualities.

  B.C. Projects sort Cranbrook Public Library Cranbrook Public Library

Cranbrook Public Library Project Profile

Cranbrook Public Library Project Profile

Throughout the library, wood is used to create warm and inviting gathering places for the community.

  B.C. Projects sort

Northern Lights College Energy House Project Profile

Northern Lights College Energy House Project Profile

By using wood, Energy House offers a warm, welcoming environment and lowers carbon footprint.

  Research/Reports sort wood-and-health wood-and-health

Wood as a Restorative Material in Healthcare Environments Research Report

Wood as a Restorative Material in Healthcare Environments Research Report

This report seeks to draw the link between the use of wood in the built environment and pro health outcomes.

  B.C. Projects sort Centennial Beach Park Pavilion Centennial Beach Park Pavilion

Centennial Beach Park Pavilion Project Profile

Centennial Beach Park Pavilion Project Profile

This composite pavilion brings a sense of lightness and agility to the building.

  Research/Reports sort tall-wood-buildings-in-the-world tall-wood-buildings-in-the-world

Summary Report: Survey of International Tall Wood Buildings

Summary Report: Survey of International Tall Wood Buildings

Over the past several years, a number of tall wood projects have been completed around the world, demonstrating successful applications of mass timber technologies.

  B.C. Projects sort Canadian Cancer Society Kordyban Lodge Canadian Cancer Society Kordyban Lodge

Canadian Cancer Society Kordyban Lodge Project Profile

Canadian Cancer Society Kordyban Lodge Project Profile

The beauty, versatility and strength of engineered Douglas-fir is highlighted in the major spaces of this lodge.

  B.C. Projects sort Vancouver Island University Cowichan Campus Vancouver Island University Cowichan Campus

Vancouver Island University Cowichan Campus Project Profile

Vancouver Island University Cowichan Campus Project Profile

By using wood for structural components and interior finishes, this facility sets a new standard for sustainable practices.

  B.C. Projects sort Salt Spring Island Library Salt Spring Island Library

Salt Spring Island Library Project Profile

Salt Spring Island Library Project Profile

This library is constructed using a post and beam system with glulam joists and rafters.

  B.C. Projects sort Gibsons RCMP Facility Gibsons RCMP Facility

Gibsons RCMP Facility Project Profile

Gibsons RCMP Facility Project Profile

Wood affected by mountain pine beetle was used for the structural roof decking and glulam roof beams.

  B.C. Projects sort Yunesit’in Health Centre Yunesit’in Health Centre

Yunesit’in Health Centre Project Profile

Yunesit’in Health Centre Project Profile

This centre is a dynamic combination of projecting roofs and angled glulam colonnades.

  B.C. Projects sort Samuel Brighouse Elementary School Samuel Brighouse Elementary School

Samuel Brighouse Elementary School Project Profile

Samuel Brighouse Elementary School Project Profile

An undulating wood roof is the school’s signature architectural feature.

  B.C. Projects sort Salmon Arm Law Courts and Municipal Hall Salmon Arm Law Courts and Municipal Hall

Salmon Arm Law Courts and Municipal Hall Project Profile

Salmon Arm Law Courts and Municipal Hall Project Profile

The use of natural materials such as wood enhance the quality of the interior environment.

  B.C. Projects sort Cloverdale Recreation Centre Cloverdale Recreation Centre

Cloverdale Recreation Centre Project Profile

Cloverdale Recreation Centre Project Profile

This centre is designed using exposed wood beams and columns throughout the building’s interior and exterior.

  B.C. Projects sort Lord Kitchener Elementary School Lord Kitchener Elementary School

Lord Kitchener Elementary School Project Profile

Lord Kitchener Elementary School Project Profile

The visual appeal of this school is its modern design, highlighted by the warmth of the wood features.

  B.C. Projects sort Zeballos Elementary/Secondary School Zeballos Elementary/Secondary School

Zeballos Elementary/Secondary School Project Profile

Zeballos Elementary/Secondary School Project Profile

Light wood-frame construction with some pre-engineered elements was the most cost effective solution for this school.

  Case Studies sort Mid-Rise Wood-Frame Residential Construction in B.C. Mid-Rise Wood-Frame Residential Construction in B.C.

Mid-Rise Wood-Frame Residential Construction in B.C. Case Study

Mid-Rise Wood-Frame Residential Construction in B.C. Case Study

This case study explores the expansion of mid-rise wood-frame residential design across the province of B.C.

  B.C. Forest Facts sort sustainable forest management sustainable forest management

Canadian Forests and Sustainability Factsheet

Canadian Forests and Sustainability Factsheet

Canada’s sustainable forest management standards are internationally recognized as among the most rigorous in the world.

  Case Studies sort Wood Construction Code Regulations Wood Construction Code Regulations

Wood Construction Code Regulations Case Study

Wood Construction Code Regulations Case Study

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

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Life Cycle Assessment Case Study

Life Cycle Assessment Case Study

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

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for History of Wood Construction and Forest Management in B.C. Video (Part 1 of 5)

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

History of Wood Construction and Forest Management in B.C. Video (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.

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for Mid-Rise Construction in B.C. Video (Part 2 of 5)

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

Mid-Rise Construction in B.C. Video (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.

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for Wood Design and Construction in Mid-Rise Buildings Video (Part 3 of 5)

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

Wood Design and Construction in Mid-Rise Buildings Video (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.

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for The Earth Systems Science Building, UBC Video (Part 4 of 5)

The Earth Systems Science Building, UBC Video (Part 4 of 5)

The Earth Systems Science Building, UBC Video (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.

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for Future of Mid-Rise and Mass Timber Wood Construction in B.C. Video (Part 5 of 5)

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

Future of Mid-Rise and Mass Timber Wood Construction in B.C. Video (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.

  Video sort Library Square, Kamloops BC Library Square, Kamloops BC Embedded thumbnail for Wood Construction in Mid-Rise Buildings Video

Wood Construction in Mid-Rise Buildings Video

Wood Construction in Mid-Rise Buildings Video

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

  Research/Reports sort

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.

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for Wood: An Integral Part of a Net-Positive Building Video

Wood: An Integral Part of a Net-Positive Building Video

Wood: An Integral Part of a Net-Positive Building Video

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.

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for Large Wood Structures Video

Large Wood Structures Video

Large Wood Structures Video

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

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for Large Wood Buildings in Europe Video

Large Wood Buildings in Europe Video

Large Wood Buildings in Europe Video

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

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for Complex Structures: Solutions in Wood Video

Complex Structures: Solutions in Wood Video

Complex Structures: Solutions in Wood Video

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

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for Wood in Design Video

Wood in Design Video

Wood in Design Video

"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.

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for CREE: Exemplary Model for Sustainability in Construction Video

CREE: Exemplary Model for Sustainability in Construction Video

CREE: Exemplary Model for Sustainability in Construction Video

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

  Video sort cross laminated timber cross laminated timber Embedded thumbnail for Mid-rise CLT Buildings in the UK Video

Mid-rise CLT Buildings in the UK Video

Mid-rise CLT Buildings in the UK Video

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

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for NSCU Environmental Learning Centre - A Natural Approach to Learning Video

NSCU Environmental Learning Centre - A Natural Approach to Learning Video

NSCU Environmental Learning Centre - A Natural Approach to Learning Video

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.

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for Elkford Community Conference Centre Video

Elkford Community Conference Centre Video

Elkford Community Conference Centre Video

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

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for North Vancouver City Hall Video

North Vancouver City Hall Video

North Vancouver City Hall Video

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.

  Research/Reports sort

Tall Wood Survey - ESB Bulletin

Tall Wood Survey - ESB Bulletin

This 5-storey building utilizes a hybrid wood composite floor panels, significant CLT elements and an elegant cantilevered glulam staircase, effectively raising the bar for the use of wood in large-scale, high performance buildings.

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for Unconventional Thinking: Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) Video

Unconventional Thinking: Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) Video

Unconventional Thinking: Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) Video

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.

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for Wood in Transportation Video

Wood in Transportation Video

Wood in Transportation Video

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

  Case Studies sort Wood in Education Wood in Education

Wood in Education Case Study

Wood in Education Case Study

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

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for Wood in Education Video

Wood in Education Video

Wood in Education Video

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.

  B.C. Forest Facts sort British Columbias Woodland Caribou British Columbias Woodland Caribou

British Columbia's Woodland Caribou Factsheet

British Columbia's Woodland Caribou Factsheet

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

  Case Studies sort Wood in Healthcare Wood in Healthcare

Wood in Healthcare Case Study

Wood in Healthcare Case Study

A natural choice for enhancing human well-being.

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for Bringing the Outside In - Hillcrest Aquatic Centre Video

Bringing the Outside In - Hillcrest Aquatic Centre Video

Bringing the Outside In - Hillcrest Aquatic Centre Video

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.

  Case Studies sort Wood in Higher Education Wood in Higher Education

Wood in Higher Education Case Study

Wood in Higher Education Case Study

Wood: an integrated tool to meeting sustainability goals at UBC

  Building Green with Wood sort Wood Specification: Acoustics Wood Specification: Acoustics

Wood Specification Guide: Acoustics

Wood Specification Guide: 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.

  Building Green with Wood sort Wood Specification: Construction Waste Management Wood Specification: Construction Waste Management

Wood Specification Guide: Construction Waste Management

Wood Specification Guide: 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: Certified Wood Wood Specification: Certified Wood

Wood Specification Guide: Certified Wood

Wood Specification Guide: 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.

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

Wood Specification Guide: Durability

Wood Specification Guide: 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.

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for Wood in Airports Video

Wood in Airports Video

Wood in Airports Video

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

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

Wood Specification Guide: Indoor Air Quality

Wood Specification Guide: 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.

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for Wood and Human Health Video

Wood and Human Health Video

Wood and Human Health Video

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.

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

Wood Specification Guide: Life Cycle Assessment

Wood Specification Guide: 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 Guide: Locally Produced Materials

Wood Specification Guide: Locally Produced Materials

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

  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 Research Report

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

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.

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

Wood Specification Guide: Passive Design and Framing Techniques

Wood Specification Guide: 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.

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for Building Green with Wood Video

Building Green with Wood Video

Building Green with Wood Video

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.

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

Wood Specification Guide: Recycled Materials

Wood Specification Guide: Recycled Materials

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

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

Wood Products and Greenhouse Gas Impacts Research Report

Wood Products and Greenhouse Gas Impacts Research Report

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

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

Wood Specification Guide: Salvaged Materials

Wood Specification Guide: Salvaged Materials

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

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for Tackle Climate Change - Use Wood Video

Tackle Climate Change - Use Wood Video

Tackle Climate Change - Use Wood Video

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

  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 13 Modules of the Toolkit.

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for Green Roof, Gold Medals: Richmond Olympic Oval Video

Green Roof, Gold Medals: Richmond Olympic Oval Video

Green Roof, Gold Medals: Richmond Olympic Oval Video

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.

  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.

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for The Veteran Tree Planter Video

The Veteran Tree Planter Video

The Veteran Tree Planter Video

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.

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for Introducing Cross-laminated Timber (CLT) to North America Video

Introducing Cross-laminated Timber (CLT) to North America Video

Introducing Cross-laminated Timber (CLT) to North America Video

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.

  B.C. Forest Facts sort

Mountain Pine Beetle Factsheet

Mountain Pine Beetle Factsheet

Summarizes the epidemic and how British Columbia has responded.

  B.C. Projects sort Wood-Concrete Hybrid Sound Abatement Walls Wood-Concrete Hybrid Sound Abatement Walls

Wood-Concrete Hybrid Sound Abatement Walls Project Profile

Wood-Concrete Hybrid Sound Abatement Walls Project Profile

The wood-concrete hybrid barriers save about one tonne of carbon for every five metres installed.

  B.C. Forest Facts sort Wood Use in 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Venues Wood Use in 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Venues

Wood Use in 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Venues Factsheet

Wood Use in 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Venues Factsheet

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

  Case Studies sort d in Transportation d in Transportation

Wood in Transportation Case Study

Wood in Transportation Case Study

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

  Case Studies sort Whistler Public Library Whistler Public Library

Whistler Public Library Case Study

Whistler Public Library Case Study

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 Case Study

West Vancouver Aquatic Centre Case Study

Inspiring a community towards fitness, wellness and health.

  B.C. Projects sort VanKam Freightways VanKam Freightways

VanKam Freightways Project Profile

VanKam Freightways Project Profile

Kelowna's Wood First development guidelines, a desire for energy efficiency, environmental responsibility and minimizing the schedule for construction, all played a part in the decision to use wood for the administration building.

  B.C. Projects sort Vancouver Island Regional Library Cowichan Lake Branch Vancouver Island Regional Library Cowichan Lake Branch

Vancouver Island Regional Library Cowichan Lake Branch Project Profile

Vancouver Island Regional Library Cowichan Lake Branch Project Profile

The physicality of the large timbers found in the surrounding forests was incorporated into the design of this building.

  B.C. Projects sort Tla'Amin Community Health and Multi-purpose Centre Tla'Amin Community Health and Multi-purpose Centre

Tla'Amin Community Health and Multi-purpose Centre Project Profile

Tla'Amin Community Health and Multi-purpose Centre Project Profile

The Centre's use of wood provides a tangible connection to nature and the outdoors, offering an aesthetic appeal unmatched by other building materials.

  B.C. Projects sort Thompson Rivers Law School Thompson Rivers Law School

Thompson Rivers University Law School Project Profile

Thompson Rivers University Law School Project Profile

Showcases the two-story addition built on top of the university's Old Main building, featuring a unique wood roof.

  B.C. Projects sort The Hangar: UBCO Fitness & Wellness Centre The Hangar: UBCO Fitness & Wellness Centre

The Hangar: UBCO Fitness & Wellness Centre Project Profile

The Hangar: UBCO Fitness & Wellness Centre Project Profile

Using wood for this project aligns well both with UBC's major sustainability efforts and with its desire to be an economic catalyst in the community.

  B.C. Projects sort Surrey Pretrial Services Centre Surrey Pretrial Services Centre

Surrey Pretrial Services Centre Project Profile

Surrey Pretrial Services Centre Project Profile

The use of wood in the Centre creates a positive work environment, helping to attract and retain quality corrections staff.

  B.C. Projects sort Surrey Memorial Hospital Emergency Department and Critical Care Tower Surrey Memorial Hospital Emergency Department and Critical Care Tower

Surrey Memorial Hospital Emergency Department and Critical Care Tower Project Profile

Surrey Memorial Hospital Emergency Department and Critical Care Tower Project Profile

Wood conveys a sense of warmth and comfort that supports the healing environment and improves overall patient experience.

  B.C. Projects sort Suncoast Pharmacy Suncoast Pharmacy

Suncoast Pharmacy Project Profile

Suncoast Pharmacy Project Profile

The use of wood brings a warmth, detail, and texture reminiscent of Sechelt's historic past, and it's resonant with its contemporary west coast vibe.

  B.C. Projects sort

Summerland RCMP Detachment Project Profile

Summerland RCMP Detachment Project Profile

The traditional building approach used in this project maximizes the sustainable attributes of wood as a natural medium for carbon storage, and as a construction material with low embodied energy.

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

Social and Economic Sustainability Module

Social and Economic Sustainability Module

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

  B.C. Projects sort Revelstoke Secondary School & Begbie View Elementary School Revelstoke Secondary School & Begbie View Elementary School

Revelstoke Secondary School & Begbie View Elementary School Project Profile

Revelstoke Secondary School & Begbie View Elementary School Project Profile

Wood creates productive and high-quality learning spaces for students and teachers, and research has concluded that wood interiors reduce stress.

  B.C. Projects sort Remy Remy

Remy Project Profile

Remy Project Profile

Designed with environmental sustainability in mind, the Remy site is an excellent example of providing innovative housing for a wide range of people, including seniors and those with disabilities.

  B.C. Projects sort Prince George Municipal RCMP Facility Prince George Municipal RCMP Facility

Prince George Municipal RCMP Facility Project Profile

Prince George Municipal RCMP Facility Project Profile

Using glulam columns and purlins imparts a warm and friendly atmosphere while conveying a sense of grandeur.

  B.C. Projects sort Polson Park Pavilion Polson Park Pavilion

Polson Park Pavilion Project Profile

Polson Park Pavilion Project Profile

The pavilion's rich wood and bright colours reflect well its setting of lush vegetation and inject a sense of delight and warmth, particularly in the winter months.

  B.C. Projects sort Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, University of British Columbia Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, University of British Columbia

Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, University of British Columbia Project Profile

Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, University of British Columbia Project Profile

The building's aesthetic is one of balance between the natural beauty of wood surfaces and other materials such as glass and concrete.

  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 Case Study

Percy Norman Aquatic Centre and Trout Lake Ice Rink Case Study

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

  B.C. Projects sort

Penticton Community Centre Project Profile

Penticton Community Centre Project Profile

Wood was a natural material choice for this project, and wood use and sustainability are a large part of the success of the design.

  B.C. Projects sort Parkinson Activity Centre Parkinson Activity Centre

Parkinson Activity Centre Project Profile

Parkinson Activity Centre Project Profile

The City of Kelowna embraced British Columbia's Wood First Initiative by encouraging the use of wood throughout the new building, not only as structural members but as a main design feature.

  B.C. Projects sort P'egp'ig'lha Community Centre P'egp'ig'lha Community Centre

P'egp'ig'lha Community Centre Project Profile

P'egp'ig'lha Community Centre Project Profile

A unique all wood 1,860 square metre facility combining the functions of community hall, band offices and health centre.

  B.C. Projects sort Okanagan Regional Library Vernon Branch Okanagan Regional Library Vernon Branch

Okanagan Regional Library Vernon Branch Project Profile

Okanagan Regional Library Vernon Branch Project Profile

The new library features large wood beams that are fully visible from the top floor, adding to the building's unique design.

  B.C. Projects sort Okanagan College Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence Okanagan College Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence

Okanagan College Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence Project Profile

Okanagan College Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence Project Profile

Wood surrounds students as they learn various trade techniques for working with wood products and within wooden structures.

  B.C. Projects sort North Saanich Middle School North Saanich Middle School

North Saanich Middle School Project Profile

North Saanich Middle School Project Profile

Wood was a natural choice for the two-storey school because it offers a lower energy and carbon footprint, as well as being durable, adaptable and versatile.

  B.C. Projects sort North Cowichan Municipal Hall North Cowichan Municipal Hall

North Cowichan Municipal Hall Project Profile

North Cowichan Municipal Hall Project Profile

The extensive and prominent use of wood both internally and externally was a conscious decision from the outset of this project.

  Case Studies sort Nita Lake Lodge Nita Lake Lodge

Nita Lake Lodge Case Study

Nita Lake Lodge Case Study

Traditional forms work well for this contemporary resort facility.

  B.C. Projects sort Nicola Valley Institute of Technology Theatre and Daycare Nicola Valley Institute of Technology Theatre and Daycare

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology Theatre and Daycare Project Profile

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology Theatre and Daycare Project Profile

As an Aboriginal institution, NVIT prides itself on being environmentally friendly; the use of wood was a key element in that strategy.

  B.C. Projects sort Nanaimo Regional General Hospital Emergency Department Nanaimo Regional General Hospital Emergency Department

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital Emergency Department Project Profile

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital Emergency Department Project Profile

A goal of the project was to create an environment that would benefit patients and staff, and an important aspect of that was connection with nature.

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

Links to Information Sources Module

Links to Information Sources Module

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

  B.C. Projects sort L'école Au-coeur-de-l'île L'école Au-coeur-de-l'île

L'école Au-coeur-de-l'île Project Profile

L'école Au-coeur-de-l'île Project Profile

Features the innovative wood design of L’école au Coeur-de-l’île.

  B.C. Projects sort Kuskanax River Footbridge Kuskanax River Footbridge

Kuskanax River Footbridge Project Profile

Kuskanax River Footbridge Project Profile

In specifying that the bridge be constructed with wood, the Nakusp Village council chose the option that had the most potential to benefit the local economy.

  B.C. Projects sort

Kitsumkalum Health Centre Project Profile

Kitsumkalum Health Centre Project Profile

Showcases how wood construction and detailing can create a strong architectural expression in a health centre.

  B.C. Projects sort Kin Centre Complex Kin Centre Complex

Kin Centre Complex Project Profile

Kin Centre Complex Project Profile

The City of Prince George expressed a desire to use wood in a meaningful way, and use as much local wood as possible to meet their Wood First policy.

  B.C. Projects sort Kelowna Downtown Marina Kelowna Downtown Marina

Kelowna Downtown Marina Project Profile

Kelowna Downtown Marina Project Profile

The extensive use of wood in the new marina has created a contemporary warmth that resonates well with residents and visitors.

  B.C. Projects sort James Park Elementary School James Park Elementary School

James Park Elementary School Project Profile

James Park Elementary School Project Profile

This school builds on the tangible connection wood has to nature and the outdoors.

  B.C. Projects sort J.W. Sexsmith Elementary School J.W. Sexsmith Elementary School

J.W. Sexsmith Elementary School Project Profile

J.W. Sexsmith Elementary School Project Profile

The school is constructed almost entirely of wood, employing a combination of traditional light wood frame with engineered wood elements where required.

  B.C. Forest Facts sort Involving BC Involving BC

Involving BC Factsheet

Involving BC Factsheet

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

  B.C. Projects sort Glenmore Landfill Administration Building Glenmore Landfill Administration Building

Glenmore Landfill Administration Building Project Profile

Glenmore Landfill Administration Building Project Profile

Using wood in many aspects of the facility's construction resulted in an atmosphere in which guests feel welcomed.

  Case Studies sort Gleneagles Community Centre Gleneagles Community Centre

Gleneagles Community Centre Case Study

Gleneagles Community Centre Case Study

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

  B.C. Projects sort Earth Sciences Building, University of British Columbia Earth Sciences Building, University of British Columbia

Earth Sciences Building, University of British Columbia Project Profile

Earth Sciences Building, University of British Columbia Project Profile

The extensive use of wood helped create a warm and welcoming learning environment for thousands of students at UBC.

  B.C. Projects sort Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre

Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre Project Profile

Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre Project Profile

Wood was chosen for this project because of its importance to the local economy, the wood building tradition of the region and the availability of skilled labour in the community.

  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 Research Report (2009) - Summary

Comparison of Selected Forest Certification Standards Research Report (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 Research Report (2004) – Summary

Comparing British Columbia with the World Research Report (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.

  B.C. Projects sort Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre

Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre Project Profile

Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre Project Profile

Wood is used throughout the building as an acoustic finish that also provides visual warmth to complement the building's concrete elements.

  B.C. Projects sort Campbell River Airport Expansion Campbell River Airport Expansion

Campbell River Airport Expansion Project Profile

Campbell River Airport Expansion Project Profile

Showcases the unique use of wood in the Campbell River Airport expansion.

  B.C. Projects sort Camas Gardens Supported Housing Camas Gardens Supported Housing

Camas Gardens Supported Housing Project Profile

Camas Gardens Supported Housing Project Profile

Western red cedar wood cladding offers an aesthetically appealing contrast to masonry and fibre cement board cladding.

  B.C. Forest Facts sort British Columbia- Legal Source of Quality Forest Products British Columbia- Legal Source of Quality Forest Products

British Columbia: Legal Source of Quality Forest Products Factsheet

British Columbia: Legal Source of Quality Forest Products Factsheet

Learn how B.C.'s forests are a reliable source of wood and paper products from sustainable and legal sources.

  B.C. Forest Facts sort Wood Innovation Design Centre Wood Innovation Design Centre

British Columbia's Diverse and Innovative Forest Products Factsheet

British Columbia's Diverse and Innovative Forest Products Factsheet

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

  B.C. Forest Facts sort British Columbias Boreal Region British Columbias Boreal Region

British Columbia's Boreal Region Factsheet

British Columbia's Boreal Region Factsheet

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

  B.C. Projects sort BC Hydro Operations Centre, Port Alberni BC Hydro Operations Centre, Port Alberni

BC Hydro Operations Centre, Port Alberni Project Profile

BC Hydro Operations Centre, Port Alberni Project Profile

For the BC Hydro Operations Centre, wood is a cost conscious solution that fits naturally into its forested surroundings and shows visible support of the forest products industry in B.C.

  B.C. Projects sort Anahim Lake Airport Anahim Lake Airport

Anahim Lake Airport Terminal Project Profile

Anahim Lake Airport Terminal Project Profile

Features a variety of structural wood solutions and wood-based insulation products.

  B.C. Projects sort Abbotsford Senior Secondary Abbotsford Senior Secondary

Abbotsford Senior Secondary School Project Profile

Abbotsford Senior Secondary School Project Profile

Features the innovative wood design in the upgrade and renovation of Abbotsford Senior Secondary.

  B.C. Projects sort 18th Avenue Administration Building 18th Avenue Administration Building

18th Avenue Administration Building Project Profile

18th Avenue Administration Building Project Profile

The decision to use wood for this project was made to support the local wood industry, in conjunction with the Wood First resolution that the City had recently passed.

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

Tackle Climate Change, Use Wood Publication

Tackle Climate Change, Use Wood Publication

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

  Case Studies sort Richmond Olympic Oval Richmond Olympic Oval

Richmond Olympic Oval Case Study

Richmond Olympic Oval Case Study

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

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for Managing for Sustainability Video

Managing for Sustainability Video

Managing for Sustainability Video

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

  Building Green with Wood sort Life Cycle Assessment Life Cycle Assessment

Life Cycle Assessment Module

Life Cycle Assessment Module

Wood, concrete and steel in life cycle assessment.

  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 Presentation

Green Building Rating Systems and How They Relate to Wood Presentation

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

  Case Studies sort Wood Innovation & Design Centre Wood Innovation & Design Centre

Wood Innovation & Design Centre Case Study

Wood Innovation & Design Centre Case Study

Showcasing British Columbia's expertise in tall wood building design and construction.

  Research/Reports sort

Tall Wood Survey - WIDC Bulletin

Tall Wood Survey - WIDC Bulletin

The Wood Innovation & Design Centre showcases B.C.’s expertise and global reputation as a leader in wood design and advanced wood product applications.