British Columbia is facing a massive environmental catastrophe and a huge economic opportunity. Designers of a venue for the 2010 Winter Olympic venue are highlighting both in its green built venue.

As much as one-third of British Columbia’s forests have been decimated by a pine beetle infestation according to the city of Richmond, BC, which is the future site of the Olympic Speed Skating competition. As a result, there is a lot of prematurely harvested timber available in the Canadian province. This is why the designers of The Richmond Olympic Oval chose to use it for the structure’s massive 100 meter by 200 meter roof.

Read full article from Charles Redell in Sustainable Industries

The Olympic Speed Skating Oval