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Providing measurable details about a building’s environmental impacts offers wide benefits. Its primary benefit is to equip the design team with the...

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Wood is versatile, resilient and renewable, making it an excellent choice to build or renovate schools. It can be less expensive than other major building...

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British Columbian companies manufacture a wide variety of wood products that meet any structural or finishing need, offering immense versatility, beauty and...

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A comprehensive suite of storyboards featuring facts and information about the design and pre-construction of the Brock Commons building.

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With the innovative use of mass timber in its academic and operational buildings, the University of British Columbia (UBC) is at the forefront of revitalizing...

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Brock Commons Tallwood House is an innovative tall wood student residence at the University of British Columbia (UBC). It is one of the tallest contemporary...

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This graphic explains the carbon cycle of sustainable forest management and wood products. Growing forests absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. When...

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

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Western larch grows in valleys and on the lower slopes of mountains in the southern Interior of British Columbia. As it is intolerant to shade it does well in...

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Woodland Caribou are a species of deer. They are associated with northern, cold and snowy climates. Woodland Caribou in B.C. include three ecotypes or groups...

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The magic of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games may have ended when the torch was extinguished – but the legacy lives on through the spectacular wood...

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Ponderosa pine is the characteristic tree of the southern Interior of British Columbia. It is the largest of the western pine species, and is found on semi-...

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Bigleaf maple is the largest maple in Canada, and it only grows in the southwest corner of British Columbia. On good sites it can reach 36 metres in height and...

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British Columbia’s forests are a global treasure– from the dry ponderosa pine forests in the southern interior to the boreal forest in the northeast to the...

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British Columbia’s (B.C.) and Canada’s forests and forest products play an important role in helping mitigate climate change. Growing forests reduce greenhouse...

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British Columbia is recognized as a global leader in sustainable forest management, meeting the environmental, social and economic needs of current and future...

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Western hemlock is the single most plentiful tree species on the coast of British Columbia. It grows along both the east and west sides of the Coast Range,...

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In the international marketplace, jurisdictions are increasingly specifying forest certification requirements, backed by Chain of Custody (CoC), in their green...

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

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Lodgepole pine is the single most plentiful tree species in British Columbia. It grows throughout most of the Interior of the province from mid-elevation to...

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Yellow cedar grows along British Columbia’s coastal region. It is a medium-sized tree growing up to 24 metres tall and 90 cm in diameter when mature. It often...

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The boreal region encircles the upper portion of the northern hemisphere and contains one-third of the world’s forests. The forests in the boreal region are...

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This report introduces prefabricated industrial timber buildings and the wide variety of applications for this building structure. With newly developed...

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In 1992, six per cent of British Columbia’s land base was protected. Today, more than 14.8 per cent is fully protected, and much more of British Columbia’s...

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Subalpine fir grows throughout most of the British Columbia Interior from mid- to high elevations. It is a medium-sized tree, on average 20 to 35 metres in...

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A native British Columbian species, this tree is easily recognized by its smooth, white peeling bark. Intolerant of shade, white birch thrives on burned-over...

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British Columbia has a wide-ranging response to the mountain pine beetle epidemic, which is expected to run its course by 2021. The province is focused on...

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Douglas-fir is one of the best known wood species in the world. In British Columbia there are two varieties of Douglas-fir, Coastal and Interior. The Coastal...

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Western white pine is commonly found in the drier parts of Vancouver Island, the adjacent mainland Coast and in the wetter parts of the southern Interior,...

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

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British Columbia’s forests offer countless social benefits, including recreational enjoyment and economic opportunities. The views of British Columbians are...

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Engelmann spruce occurs at high elevations and interbreeds with white spruce in areas where their ranges overlap, and they are referred to as Interior spruce....

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Trembling aspen – grouped together with balsam poplar – makes up approximately 3 to 4% of British Columbia’s forests. The tree often appears in pure stands and...

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

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Amabilis fir is a tall straight tree found in coastal forests of British Columbia above 300 metres elevation, although in the north it may grow at sea level....

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Western red cedar grows at low-to-mid elevations along the Coast and in the wet belt of the Interior, where the climate is cool, mild and moist. It is a large...

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This report contains information and guidelines for stakeholders who plans to build a hoackey arena. It is addressed to a wider audience with limited...

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A publication that examines the environmental benefits of building with wood.

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Sitka spruce grows along the Coast in a narrow band. It is most common along the coastal fog-belt and river and stream flood plains. It attains its best...

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Red alder is the most plentiful hardwood on the Coast of British Columbia, though hardwoods make up only 5.4% of the province’s total growing stock. It is a...

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

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