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BC investing $2M to open second intake for the Mass Timber Demonstration Program


July 20, 2021
By Ellen Cools
Photo: Annex Business Media

The government of B.C. is investing an additional $2 million to open a second intake for the Mass Timber Demonstration Program.

According to a government press release, the funding will be used to further advance mass timber projects in the province. It will support eligible applicants with incremental or one-time costs – up to $500,000 for individual projects – related to design development, permitting and construction activities in mass timber building.

This second intake follows the success of the first intake which saw $4.2 million invested in eight mass timber demonstration projects and four research projects in the province.

“Innovation is key to helping the province move forward with a strong economic recovery that will benefit people, communities and businesses throughout B.C.,” said B.C. Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation Ravi Kahlon. “Mass timber is our triple-word score. By investing in mass timber through the demonstration program, we are advancing the construction of climate-smart buildings that are built with a renewable and sustainable product. This work gets us one step closer to building a more inclusive, resilient and innovative B.C. economy that works for everyone.”

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