Life cycle assessment shows wood is a good choice Source: Data compiled by the Canadian Wood Council using the ATHENA EcoCalculator with a data set for Vancouver, British Columbia.
Energy Conservation MODULE 3 Thompson Community Centre Richmond, British Columbia, Canada Henriquez Partners Architects
Total energy consumed over 20 years: concrete house Green design reduces operating and embodied energy Sources: Athena Sustainable Materials Institute, Canadian Wood Council, Morrison Herfield Engineers.
Embodied plus operating energy over 60 years Wood buildings can surpass energy standards Sources: Athena Sustainable Materials Institute, Canadian Wood Council, Morrison Herfield Engineers.
A wood building is easier to insulate Less conductive than steel and concrete Source: NAHB Research Center.
Resource Conservation MODULE 4 Tillamook Forest Center Tillamook, Oregon Architect: The Miller/Hull Partnership, LLP
Green design increases resource efficiency Richmond Olympic Oval Richmond, British Columbia, Canada Architect: Cannon Design
A closer look at recycled content Source: FPInnovations, calculated using the Athena Impact Estimator for Buildings.
Diverting waste saves resources Roof deconstruction Locker Plant Scotia, California Vancouver Materials Testing Lab Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Perkins+Will Canada Architects Co.
Many ways to recycle wood Tolko cogeneration projectBoxcar flooringGrain elevator beam tables
Durability and Adaptability MODULE 5 Brentwood Skytrain Station Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada Perkins+Will Canada Architects Co.
Green design extends the life of building materials The barn at Fallingwater, designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson is an adaptive re-use of a 19 th century barn
Consider a realistic life span Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta Georgia, 1965-1997
Longer life through adaptation Ardencraig located at 11 th and Yukon St. in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Health and Well-being MODULE 6 King David High School Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Acton Ostry Architects Inc.
Green design benefits human health Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, Thunder Bay, Ontario Farrow Partnership Architects Inc.
Wood enhances well-being Credit Valley Hospital Mississauga, Ontario Farrow Partnership Architects Inc.
Social and Economic Sustainability MODULE 7 Nicola Valley Institute of Technology Merritt, British Columbia, Canada Perkins+Will Canada Architects Co.
Sustainable development isn’t just about the environment
Greenhouse gas emissions due to manufacturing Source: CORRIM - Life Cycle Environmental Performance of Renewable Materials in the Context of Residential Building Construction. Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials.
Designers need choices in the toolkit Green Globes LEED National Green Building Standard Living Building Challenge
Encouraging the use of wood Squamish Adventure Centre Squamish, British Columbia, Canada Iredale Group Architecture
Resources “Tackle Climate Change, Use Wood” Available online at www.cei-bois.org “Using Wood Products to Mitigate Change” Available online at www.iied.org Building Green With Wood www.naturallywood.com