Call for Expressions of Interest for Low-Rise Wood Buildings
September 11, 2018
OTTAWA: Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, is pleased to inform local residents that Natural Resources Canada has announced a call for Expressions of Interest for low-rise non-residential wood buildings.
Natural Resources Canada will spend $39.8 million over the next four years on the implementation of a new national mass timber program, Green Construction Through Wood (GCWood), designed to encourage the use of wood as a building material. This program advances the ambitious goals set out in the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers’ Forest Bioeconomy Framework, which aims to make Canada a global leader in the emerging bioeconomy.
GCWood provides non-repayable contributions of up to 100% of a project’s eligible incremental costs for the demonstration of innovative mass timber products and systems. The funding is intended to offset the cost of being the “first mover” of wood-intensive projects, and to support the development of knowledge and tools to support the success of future projects.
The focus is on low-rise non-residential buildings (1-4 storeys) in the following categories:
- Commercial/Industrial (e.g., retail, warehouse, box-type)
- Office/Institutional (e.g. office building, school, health facilities).
Not-for-profit and for-profit organizations validly incorporated or registered in Canada are eligible to apply. Projects must demonstrate an innovative technical solution, and represent a significant advancement in wood construction.
The deadline is December 3, 2018.
“Conservatives strongly support our forestry industry, and fully appreciate the enormous value it provides to the Canadian economy. I encourage all those interested to consider applying to this program,” concluded MP Eglinski.
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/forests/federal-programs/gcwood/20046