VIU Cowichan Campus Green Roof

Materials and Resources

VIU LEED Cowichan Campus logo

VIU LEED Cowichan Campus wood rafters, ceiling and posts used in facility.

BC wood products were used throughout this facility.

VIU LEED Cowichan Campus materials and resources wood planks

During construction of the Cowichan Campus, building materials with recycled content were used, reducing negative impacts to the environment caused by the extraction and processing of new materials. Care was taken to select products that were extracted and manufactured within the region, supporting the use of indigenous resources and reducing the environmental impacts resulting from transportation. Construction and demolition debris was diverted from landfills and incineration facilities by redirecting reusable materials to appropriate sites and manufacturing processes.