Major project to use beetle killed wood

Pine beetle damaged wood has found an innovative use in a highly sustainable Okanagan College building, the Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies located in Penticton.

CEI Architecture Planning Interiors of B.C has successfully negotiated with the International Living Building Institute (ILBI), which urges architects, contractors and building owners to create buildings to the highest standards of sustainability, to use wood from pine-beetle kill forest

The Centre of Excellence is the province’s first building to use pine-beetle kill wood as a stand-in for Forest Stewardship Council certified lumber.