Canada’s Forest Sector Welcomes Federal Pre-Approved Housing Design Initiative

Forest Products Association of Canada
December 14, 2023
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) welcomes the federal government’s move to introduce a catalogue of pre-approved, ready-to-build housing designs – a measure that could help accelerate rapid, affordable, and climate-resilient housing solutions offered by Canadian mass timber and harvested wood products. “The introduction of a federal housing catalogue is a step forward to grow Canada’s housing supply and presents a unique opportunity to advance more innovative manufacturing and wood-based construction across the country,” said FPAC President and CEO Derek Nighbor. “Having just returned from BC Forests Minister Bruce Ralston’s trade mission to Japan, I saw first-hand the role prefab construction and mass timber can play in accelerating affordable housing construction and beautiful, low carbon building solutions”. Last month, FPAC and Canadian Wood Council (CWC) released Solutions to Canadas Housing Crisis are Found in the Forest – a policy report which explores wood-based housing solutions offered by the forest sector…

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