Wood First helps B.C. forest industry

More than $2.3 million is being invested this year in the Wood First program to broaden the use of B.C. wood products

VICTORIA – More than $2.3 million is being invested this year in the Wood First program to broaden the use of B.C. wood products in commercial, government and mid-rise buildings.

The strategy allocates Wood First funding to the following objectives:

• Grow the culture of living and building with wood in B.C. and beyond.

• Maximize the appropriate use of wood in public and private projects.

• Strengthen B.C.’s capacity to produce high-quality wood-based products and building systems.

• Accelerate adoption of existing and emerging wood-based products and building systems.

• Position B.C. as a world leader in sustainable and innovative wood-based products and building systems in design, production, and application.

Funding priorities reflect the recommendations of an expert panel of architects, engineers, code specialists, builders and industry representatives.

– Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation