Video: Wood: An Integral Part of a Net-Positive Building
Wood: An Integral Part of a Net-Positive Building from naturally:wood on YouTube. Produced by naturally:wood, an online resource that provides the latest information on wood products from British Columbia, this video explores how wood was used in the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The decision to use wood was in keeping with the regenerative concept of CIRS. Wood is one of the most sustainable building materials on the planet: trees grow using energy from the sun and provide valuable ecosystem services, such as releasing oxygen into the atmosphere, removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, creating habitats, as well as providing shade and cooling. Furthermore, all of the wood used in CIRS was sourced from the sustainably managed forests of British Columbia.