IWCD Office Building

About Project

IWCD’s main headquarters in Nanaimo is a state-of-the-art green building, targeting LEED Gold certification and designed to be a showcase of green features and products that clients can select from. Construction materials were chosen for being highly-recycled, rapidly renewable, and locally harvested or manufactured. Each element of the building and property has something ‘special’ about it; a few of the features include:

  • Geothermal heat system with in-floor heating & cooling

  • 2-storey, curved, interior wall made from recovered brick

  • Patio roof area with green roofing systems monitored by VIU

  • Bioswale system with on-site storm water management

  • Over 100 exposed glulam beams manufactured from pine beetle infested lumber

  • Automatic lighting control system

  • Native, drought-resistant plant materials requiring no irrigation

A group from Vancouver Island University (VIU) monitored the performance of our green roof with respect to topics such as carbon sequestration and storm/rainwater management over a 3 year period. Click here to view the VIU Green Roof Study.



Nanaimo, BC


Design-Build/New Construction/LEED Gold


6,600 sq ft

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