Gulf Islands Operations Centre

Sidney, BC

Glulam and wood was used to blend the country's first LEED® Canada Platinum building into nature's backdrop.

This was the first building to be given a LEED Canada Platinum rating. More than 27% of the building materials used were manufactured from recycled materials. Glulam columns and beams support a majority of the loads, minimizing the amount of steel members required. The Douglas Fir used for Glulam members, wood framing members, and wall finishes are all of a local species, and were left exposed to minimize the interior finishes while still maintaining a high quality look.

Architect : Larry Mcfarland Architects Ltd.

This project was LEED® Platinum certified.


Read the case study.

Awards:

2007 Award of Excellence in Green Building Design from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

       

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