June 13, 2024

The Mass Timber Roadmap

An Integrated Forest-to-Buildings Value Chain
Energy Futures Lab, The Transition Accelerator, Forest Products Association of Canada, Canadian Wood Council

After more than a decade of hard work to unlock and demonstrate the potential for mass timber in Canada, the industry is ready to scale. Canada has excellent wood resources and expertise all along the supply chain. Demand for mass timber beams, panels, and buildings is strong and growing. The industry is advancing rapidly, but there is work to do to realize this opportunity of increasing manufacturing value-added products to the forest sector.

Less carbon-intensive than concrete and steel,  mass timber presents a unique opportunity to support the drive towards net-zero buildings by combining long-term carbon storage with faster and less costly construction that can help address Canada’s housing crisis .