New Mass Timber Construction Program Positions Canada’s Forest Industry as a Source of Clean Growth in the Low-Carbon Economy

Natural Resources Canada
October 6, 2017
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada

OTTAWA – Encouraging the long-term use of wood in Canada’s construction industry will help us achieve our climate change goals while increasing the demand for Canadian wood products and creating good, middle-class jobs for Canadians. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, today announced the launch of a new mass timber program, Green Construction Through Wood (GCWood), aimed at encouraging the long-term use of wood in non-traditional construction projects, such as tall buildings, as part of the Government’s efforts to position Canada as a leader in the global low-carbon economy. The program launch follows the Government’s Budget 2017 announcement of $39.8 million over four years, starting in April 2018, to undertake this initiative.

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