Harvested in the publicly managed forests of British Columbia, Canada, western red cedar is regarded as a genuinely green building material.
Less than 1% of standing western red cedar timber is harvested each year. For each tree harvested, three are replanted to ensure the forest will exist in perpetuity. Western red cedar has minimal impact on the environment throughout its life cycle. It requires less energy to produce than man-made alternatives and is biodegradable.
In this application, battens made from western red cedar have been applied to the building’s exterior to create a dynamic facade treatment.