CoastEcoTimber Provides Reclaimed Western Red Cedar for “One of the Best Western Red Cedar Architectural Designs in the World”
CoastEcoTimber is proud to have supplied reclaimed Western Red Cedar for the University of Victoria’s First People’s House. Please see below three distinctive awards this building has won.
The First Peoples House was recognized as one of the best Western Red Cedar architectural designs in the world by the Western Red Cedar Architectural Design Awards.
The Canada Green Building Council recognized The University of Victoria’s First Peoples House with gold-level certification in its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building program for its gold-level standard in environmental design and sustainability. Designed by Alfred Waugh Architect of Vancouver, the building reflects the Coast Salish style in features such as rammed earth walls, cedar plank exterior cladding and the ceremonial hall.
The Commercial Division of the Victoria Real Estate Board awarded the Judges Choice Award for "Overall Excellence” to the University of Victoria’s First Peoples House at their 19th Annual Commercial Building Awards competition.
CoastEcoTimber provides FSC® certified Canal Veneer for Award Winning furniture at “Best of NeoCon People’s Choice Awards” in Chicago
In June 2010, the Best of NeoCon People’s Choice Awards awarded the HUSH furniture line by OSI Furniture SILVER in the “Case Goods” division. The HUSH furniture line was made and showcased at NeoCon with CoastEcoTimber’s FSC® certified Canal Grand Cashew and Canal Zapatero veneer.
Hush is a product line designed to help companies fulfill LEED-designed office spaces while addressing the need for improved acoustics. OSI created a product that minimizes noise while still being in an open office plan. The systems product featured the signature “cloud” above the worker in a curved format to further help control noise. OSI created this one of kind product with CoastEcoTimber’s FSC® certified Canal veneer to further demonstrate not only the beauty of the wood, but the sustainability aspect of every-day furniture needs.
Alana Husby, President of CoastEcoTimber has been nominated for the Minerva Foundation’s prestigious Woman of the Year in Natural Resources award in addition to the Royal Bank of Canada’s Canadian Woman of the year Entrepreneur.