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  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.

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for The Wood Innovation and Design Centre

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.

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

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.

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

Camas Gardens Supported Housing

Camas Gardens Supported Housing

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

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

Polson Park Pavilion

Polson Park Pavilion

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 Okanagan Regional Library Vernon Branch Okanagan Regional Library Vernon Branch

Okanagan Regional Library Vernon Branch

Okanagan Regional Library Vernon Branch

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 Wood-Concrete Hybrid Sound Abatement Walls Wood-Concrete Hybrid Sound Abatement Walls

Wood-Concrete Hybrid Sound Abatement Walls

Wood-Concrete Hybrid Sound Abatement Walls

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

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

J.W. Sexsmith Elementary School

J.W. Sexsmith Elementary School

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

  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

Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, University of British Columbia

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

  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

Earth Sciences Building, University of British Columbia

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

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

Surrey Pretrial Services Centre

Surrey Pretrial Services Centre

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

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

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

Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre

Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre

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 Remy Remy

Remy

Remy

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

Summerland RCMP Detachment

Summerland RCMP Detachment

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.

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

North Saanich Middle School

North Saanich Middle School

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 Suncoast Pharmacy Suncoast Pharmacy

Suncoast Pharmacy

Suncoast Pharmacy

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 Revelstoke Secondary School & Begbie View Elementary School Revelstoke Secondary School & Begbie View Elementary School

Revelstoke Secondary School & Begbie View Elementary School

Revelstoke Secondary School & Begbie View Elementary School

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 Prince George Municipal RCMP Facility Prince George Municipal RCMP Facility

Prince George Municipal RCMP Facility

Prince George Municipal RCMP Facility

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

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

Kin Centre Complex

Kin Centre Complex

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 18th Avenue Administration Building 18th Avenue Administration Building

18th Avenue Administration Building

18th Avenue Administration Building

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.

  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

Tla'Amin Community Health and Multi-purpose Centre

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 James Park Elementary School James Park Elementary School

James Park Elementary School

James Park Elementary School

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

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

BC Hydro Operations Centre, Port Alberni

BC Hydro Operations Centre, Port Alberni

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

Penticton Community Centre

Penticton Community Centre

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 Okanagan College Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence Okanagan College Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence

Okanagan College Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence

Okanagan College Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence

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

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

North Cowichan Municipal Hall

North Cowichan Municipal Hall

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

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

Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre

Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre

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.

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

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital Emergency Department

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital Emergency Department

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.

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

Kuskanax River Footbridge

Kuskanax River Footbridge

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 Nicola Valley Institute of Technology Theatre and Daycare Nicola Valley Institute of Technology Theatre and Daycare

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology Theatre and Daycare

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology Theatre and Daycare

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 Glenmore Landfill Administration Building Glenmore Landfill Administration Building

Glenmore Landfill Administration Building

Glenmore Landfill Administration Building

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

  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

Vancouver Island Regional Library Cowichan Lake Branch

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

  B.C. Projects sort VanKam Freightways VanKam Freightways

VanKam Freightways

VanKam Freightways

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 The Hangar: UBCO Fitness & Wellness Centre The Hangar: UBCO Fitness & Wellness Centre

The Hangar: UBCO Fitness & Wellness Centre

The Hangar: UBCO Fitness & Wellness Centre

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 Parkinson Activity Centre Parkinson Activity Centre

Parkinson Activity Centre

Parkinson Activity Centre

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 Kelowna Downtown Marina Kelowna Downtown Marina

Kelowna Downtown Marina

Kelowna Downtown Marina

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 Zeballos Elementary/Secondary School Zeballos Elementary/Secondary School

Zeballos Elementary/Secondary School

Zeballos Elementary/Secondary School

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

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

Lord Kitchener Elementary School

Lord Kitchener Elementary School

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

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

Cloverdale Recreation Centre

Cloverdale Recreation Centre

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

  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

Salmon Arm Law Courts and Municipal Hall

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

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

Samuel Brighouse Elementary School

Samuel Brighouse Elementary School

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

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

Yunesit’in Health Centre

Yunesit’in Health Centre

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

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

Gibsons RCMP Facility

Gibsons RCMP Facility

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

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

Salt Spring Island Library

Salt Spring Island Library

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

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

Vancouver Island University Cowichan Campus

Vancouver Island University Cowichan Campus

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

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

Campbell River Airport Expansion

Campbell River Airport Expansion

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

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

Cowichan Lake Sports Arena

Cowichan Lake Sports Arena

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

Cranbrook Public Library

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

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

Canadian Cancer Society Kordyban Lodge

Canadian Cancer Society Kordyban Lodge

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

  B.C. Projects sort

Northern Lights College Energy House

Northern Lights College Energy House

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

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

Centennial Beach Park Pavilion

Centennial Beach Park Pavilion

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

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

Abbotsford Senior Secondary School

Abbotsford Senior Secondary School

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

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

Thompson Rivers University Law School

Thompson Rivers University Law School

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

  B.C. Projects sort

Full Day Kindergarten Classrooms

Full Day Kindergarten Classrooms

Highlights innovative wood design across 25 B.C. school districts.

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

Anahim Lake Airport Terminal

Anahim Lake Airport Terminal

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

  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

L'école Au-coeur-de-l'île

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

  B.C. Projects sort

Kitsumkalum Health Centre

Kitsumkalum Health Centre

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

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

P'egp'ig'lha Community Centre

P'egp'ig'lha Community Centre

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

  B.C. Projects sort Alberni District Secondary Alberni District Secondary

Alberni District Secondary School

Alberni District Secondary School

A unique wood design in an educational facility.

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

Wood Innovation & Design Centre

Wood Innovation & Design Centre

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

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

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

Wood as a Restorative Material in Healthcare Environments

Wood as a Restorative Material in Healthcare Environments

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

  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.

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

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.

  Building Green with Wood sort Key Elements of Green Design Key Elements of Green Design

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 Life Cycle Assessment Life Cycle Assessment

Life Cycle Assessment

Life Cycle Assessment

Wood, concrete and steel in life cycle assessment.

  Building Green with Wood sort Resource Conservation Resource Conservation

Resource Conservation

Resource Conservation

Benefits of wood in resource conservation.

  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 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.

  Building Green with Wood sort Wood Specification: Certified Wood Wood Specification: Certified Wood

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.

  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 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: 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: 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: Construction Waste Management Wood Specification: Construction Waste Management

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: 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: 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 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.

  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.

  Building Green with Wood sort Health and Wellbeing Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing

Benefits of wood to health and wellbeing.

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

Canadian Forests and Sustainability

Canadian Forests and Sustainability

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

  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.

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

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

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

British Columbia's Woodland Caribou

British Columbia's Woodland Caribou

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

  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.

  B.C. 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.

  B.C. 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.

  B.C. 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.

  B.C. 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.

  Case Studies sort

Life Cycle Assessment

Life Cycle Assessment

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

  Case Studies sort Wood Construction Code Regulations Wood Construction Code Regulations

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.

  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

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for 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)

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.

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for Complex Structures: Solutions in Wood

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.

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

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.

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

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.

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for Large Wood Structures

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.

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for 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)

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.

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

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.

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for 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)

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.

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

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.

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for Large Wood Buildings in Europe

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.

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for Exemplary Model for Sustainability in Construction

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.

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

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.

  Video sort Embedded thumbnail for Wood in Transportation

Wood in Transportation

Wood in Transportation

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

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

Mid-rise CLT Buildings

Mid-rise CLT Buildings

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

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

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.

  B.C. Forest Facts sort Mountain Pine Beetle Mountain Pine Beetle

Mountain Pine Beetle

Mountain Pine Beetle

Summarizes the epidemic and how British Columbia has responded.

  B.C. 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.

  B.C. 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.

  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.

  Case Studies sort Richmond Olympic Oval Richmond Olympic Oval

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.

  Case Studies sort d in Transportation d in Transportation

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.

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Gleneagles Community Centre

Gleneagles Community Centre

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

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John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse

John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse

A dynamic architecture evokes the spirit of rowing.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.