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Green Construction through Wood Program (voted)

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Name of transfer payment program Green Construction through Wood (voted)
End date* March 31, 2025
Type of transfer payment Contribution
Type of appropriation Estimates
Link to department’s Program Inventory Forest Sector Competitiveness
Main objective The Green Construction through Wood (GCWood) is a new program that aims to catalyze a long-term transformational change in which more intensive use of sustainably harvested wood becomes a commonly considered option in construction projects in Canada, with broader benefits being realized, including GHG emission reductions and economic growth.  Key activities include:
1.  Support research and development activities to encourage changes to the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC), which are developed by the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes and published by the National Research Council (NRC), to allow for taller and larger wood buildings, and where possible work towards a performance-based (material neutral) code. 
2.  Facilitate advanced training and education, and develop design tools for architects, engineers and builders, including course curriculums, costing tools and life-cycle assessment tools.
3.  Encourage the commercialization of wood in construction projects including low-rise commercial buildings, high-rise buildings, and timber bridges through demonstration projects.
Planned spending in 2018-19 $1,764,000
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation N/A. New Program.
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable) N/A
General targeted recipient groups Construction industry

*This date relates to the expiry date of the program policy authority which may be different from the actual funding end date.


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