Investment in wood science supports student innovation, research

May 2, 2018

The UNBC Wood Innovation Research Laboratory, a new facility geared to building tall, large-scale wood structures, officially opened this week, with an announcement of additional funding for equipment by the provincial and federal governments. The mass timber structure is composed of glue laminated timber columns and beams on a concrete raft slab foundation. 

The research lab is one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the province, on track to meeting strict passive house criteria. The building cuts heating energy consumption by up to 90%, and uses up to 70% less energy overall, when compared to a similar standard building.

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