Canadian Wood Council

The Canadian Wood Council CWC is the national association representing manufacturers of Canadian wood products used in construction. We enable the selling of Canadian wood products through programs and services focused on creating market access and demand.

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CWC Helps Advance Sustainable Design with LCA

Get ready for LEEDv4 and extend your sustainability toolkit by learning life cycle assessment (LCA).  The Athena Sustainable Materials Institute provides free LCA tools and resources to construction sector professionals.   CWC is pleased to help make that possible through our supporting membership in the Athena Institute. LCA is an analytical method for estimating lifetime environmental…

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The Truth About Building with Wood online resource

Ottawa, ON – The Canadian wood industry will mark the 2nd annual World Wood Day with a significant initiative aimed at ensuring Canadians, from builders, contractors and architects to environmentalists and policymakers, have the information they need to make informed decisions about building 5- and 6-storey mid-rise buildings with wood. The Canadian Wood Council and…

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Canadian Wood Council Supports Ontario’s Decision on Mid-Rise

Ottawa, ON – The Canadian Wood Council (CWC) and Wood WORKS! Ontario are pleased with the Government of Ontario’s announcement today that it will move ahead with proposed changes to the Ontario Building Code to allow the use of wood-frame construction in buildings of up to six-storeys. The changes will allow Ontario builders to access…

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The case for the solar-powered carbon sucking oxygen spewing machine

Summary: The presentation will explore the idea of sustainable design through the use of the most abundant resource Canada has: Wood. The emphasis will be on the choice of material and material combinations based on their impact on the environment; combining the material in such a way that the best attribute of each material is…

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Federal Government Invests to Strengthen the Forestry and Wood-Products Industries in Northern Ontario

On January 31st, FedNor announced funding to support the CWC’s Ontario Wood WORKS! program. Designed to position wood as an excellent choice and best-value building material for all types of construction, this strategic initiative will help diversify the industry, while creating growth and sustainable prosperity for communities and businesses across Northern Ontario. Read the press…

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