Leadership in structural and architectural wood use by local governments was recognized today at the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Convention in Whistler. Five local governments were presented with awards for use of wood in their community projects by Wood WORKS! BC. The City of Surrey, Township of Langley, Village of Radium Hot Springs, Village of Hazleton and Town of Smithers were all recognized as being exemplary advocates for wood.
"Wood will continue to play a more significant role in local government projects as communities work toward goals such as net zero carbon and net zero energy buildings, lower building costs, increased urban density, liveability and affordability. We applaud these communities for further advancing wood use in design and building, leading us to a more sustainable future," said Lynn Embury-Williams, Executive Director of Wood WORKS! BC.