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February 9, 2020

Case Study | Chinese Technology Transfer: Adapting High Performance Wood-Frame Super-E Methodology to Townhouse Construction in North China

Canada Wood Group partnered with a major Chinese developer BSD-TEDA in Tianjin to build 100 wood-frame townhouses to meet Canadian ‘Super-E®’ ultra-low energy levels of performance. The three-storey townhouses covered 16,700 m2.

While a commercial project, the developer required outside expertise and support to execute enhanced construction techniques. Canada Wood supported the project to create a demonstration of wood systems achieving ultra-low energy conservation levels to encourage the Chinese government and the building industry to use more wood in construction.

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May 18, 2016

US Non-Residential and Apartments Strategy

This strategy addresses the diversity of building types and systems in the US non-residential and apartment sectors. It provided an opportunity to canvass stakeholder priorities and knowledge, and to provide recommendations on how to refocus efforts based on current market and technical realities. To obtain a copy of the report, please contact Aude at [email protected]

 

March 30, 2016

Customer Perceptions of Canadian Forest Products

A study recently undertaken by Leger – the Research Intelligence Group asked international buyers of wood, pulp and paper in the United States, Europe and Asia about their perceptions of Canadian forest products and environmental issues. The results are comparable to a similar survey done by Leger two years ago. Once again the Canadian forest products industry is getting top marks when it comes to its environmental credentials. The customers surveyed said they appreciate our products because of their quality and sustainability, with the most positively perceived attributes related to assurance of legality and forest management practices. The majority of purchasers also said that forest certification is important when it comes to choosing forest products.

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March 14, 2016

Evolution of Wood Use in Canadian Non-residential Construction

The main objective of this study was to provide a current understanding of wood use in non-residential construction in Canada as well as a method for future benchmarking on a set of various measures. With the aim of characterizing wood use in non-residential construction in Canada, surveys were conducted among structural engineers, structural components manufacturers, and glulam manufacturers. Through various estimates of the market share for wood, the survey of structural engineers provided a basis for monitoring wood use over time.

To obtain a copy of the report, please contact Aude at [email protected]