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Ottawa invests $4M in mass timber buildings at Chalk River

September 23, 2020  By  PJ Boyd

Photo: Annex Business Media.

The federal government is investing nearly $4 million in the construction of mass timber buildings at the Atomic Energy of Canada’s Chalk River Laboratories in Ontario.

“This innovative project demonstrates the benefits of using mass timber products in the construction of industrial buildings. It reinforces our position as a global leader in the transition to a low-carbon future,” says Paul Lefebvre, parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources.

The funding is being provided by Natural Resources Canada’s Green Construction through Wood program and will help produce mass timber constructed for non-residential construction.

In a press release, the government said it continues to invest in the use of mass timber as a method of eliminating greenhouse gas emissions and encourages others to seek methods to help reduce the carbon footprint within the building sector.


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