More than $2.3 million is being invested this year in the Wood First! Program, an initiative to promote the use of British Columbia wood products in commercial, government and mid-rise buildings.
According to the 2012-2013 Wood First Investment Strategy, funding will go towards growing the culture of working with wood in British Columbia, maximize wood use in public and private projects, and strengthen capacity for production of high-quality wood based products and building systems.
Funding will also go towards accelerating adoption of emerging wood-based products and building systems, and positioning B.C. as a world leader in sustainable and innovative wood-based products and building systems in design, production, and application.
Source: Journal of Commerce – July 5, 2012